To mark the launch of two new LUX DVD releases (Guy Sherwin - Short Film Series 1975 - 2014 and Nicky Hamlyn - Selected Works 1974 – 2012) LUX presents a special evening of screening and conversation with two of the UK's most renowned artist filmmakers, Guy Sherwin and Nicky Hamlyn. Each will present a personal selection of the other's films and together they will discuss their work and practices within wider British artists' moving image over the past 40 years.
The new DVDs and other LUX publications will be available for a special launch price on the night.
Films to be shown include Da Capo: Variations on a Train with Anna (Guy Sherwin, 2000), Canon (Guy Sherwin, 2000), Night Train (Guy Sherwin, 1979), White Road (Nicky Hamlyn, 1999) and Tobacco Shed (Nicky Hamlyn, 2010).
Guy Sherwin studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in the late 1960s. His subsequent film works often use serial forms and live elements, and engage with light and time as fundamental to cinema. Recent works include performances that use multiple projectors and optical sound, and installations made for an exhibition space. Sherwin taught printing and processing at the London Film-Makers' Co-op (now LUX) during the mid-70s. His films were included in 'Film as Film' Hayward Gallery 1979, 'Live in Your Head' Whitechapel Gallery 2000, 'Shoot Shoot Shoot' Tate Modern 2002, 'A Century of Artists' Film & Video' Tate Britain 2003/4. He also curated a major retrospective of expanded cinema, 'Film in Space' at Camden Arts Centre in 2013.
Nicky Hamlyn is an internationally renowned and respected artist having completed over forty films and videotapes since 1974 that have been shown at venues around the world including the Images Festival in Toronto, the New York Film Festival, National Film Theatre and the Tate Britain. Nicky was an active member of the London Filmmakers Co-operative, co-founder and editor of Undercut journal and is the author of ‘Film Art Phenomena', a survey of experimental film and video’ (BFI, 2003). He teaches at University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury and the Royal College of Art, London.