LANDSCAPE PLUS: Workshop with Laida Lertxundi
Tue 8 Nov 2016 / 9:40am - 5:00pm
This one-day workshop, led by artist Laida Lertxundi, explores and develops key aspects of her practice, focusing on landscape and sound while drawing on the environment of Waterlow Park (where LUX is based). It will consist of practical exercises, readings, viewings, discussions and a collective 16mm film shoot – the emphasis being on process and production, and not on making a film.
‘Landscape Plus’ in a term that Lertxundi has often used to characterise her films; the natural environments being altered by people and objects that function as a “demarcation or interference in the land, creating an image of the filmmaker in the landscape.” Shot primarily on 16mm, Lertxundi’s work is made with people, landscapes and sounds, and employs a fragmentary approach to editing in which cinematic forms of storytelling are replaced by a focus on process and materiality.
Lunch will be provided.
Laida Lertxundi is presenting five of her films, including her most recent work 025 Sunset Red (2016) at Tate Modern on Wednesday 9 November.
Laida Lertxundi (Bilbao, 1981) is a filmmaker and artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been featured in the Made in L.A. Biennial at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Bienal de La Habana, Cuba (2015); Al’s Grand Hotel, Frieze Projects, New York, 2014; LIAF, Biennial, Norway (2013); the Lyon Biennale (2013); and in the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art (2012). Lertxundi’s films have screened in museums, festivals, and galleries, including most recently the Toronto International Film Festival; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Collective Gallery, Edinburgh; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin, Colombia. She teaches film and video in the Fine Art program at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.