Call for Submissions and Recommendations for new LUX/ Light Industry Publication
Deadline: 26 February 2010
Artists' Film and Video: An Anthology of New Writing is a forthcoming publication collecting the best new international writing on and about artists' film and video, published by LUX, London and Light Industry, New York.
Inspired by Live Art Development Agency's 'Live Art Almanac', 'Artists' Film and Video: An Anthology of New Writing' will collect recent writing on and about international artists' moving image in all of its forms - including but not limited to essays, interviews, reviews, news stories, obituaries, commentaries, artists' writings, manifestos, letters, emails, rants, etc. The publication aims to be non-partisan in its approach, capturing the breadth and diversity of perspectives in this area of practice.
We are seeking submissions and recommendations for material now. What have you seen in the last two years (2008-2009) that you feel has captured or reflected on issues and debates which have currency in contemporary artists' film and video? We are primarily looking for writing that has been published or circulated in the past two years, but will consider unpublished/undistributed writing as well. What is important is that the pieces be thoughtful, engaging contributions to discourse in this area. We are interested in things you have read, but also that you have written, the only limit is that texts should be under 5,000 words in length. Although the publication will be in English, we are also interested in texts in translation.
The collection will be a text-only print-on-demand book, and it will be sold at cost-price (to cover printing and distribution). We are therefore unable to pay fees for contributions. The goal is ultimately to disseminate information and promote new writing and writers.
The selection for Artists' Film and Video: An Anthology of New Writing will be be made jointly by LUX, London and Light Industry, New York, and the book will be published in Summer 2010.
To send a recommendation or submission please email [email protected] with the following information:
• where published
• publication date
• a short statement as to why you consider the recommendation to be appropriate for the collection
If possible, include an electronic version of the text, ideally in Word or other text format.
We will seek permissions from authors and publishers prior to publication.
Deadline for submissions is 26 February 2010.
LUX is a UK-based arts agency which explores ideas around artists' moving image practice through exhibition, distribution, publishing, education and research. www.lux.org.uk
Light Industry is a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York. www.lightindustry.org