Field Broadcast/LUX Collection Residency

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Field Broadcast and LUX are delighted to announce a new collaborative residency programme based at LUX in association with Field Broadcast's live broadcast programme. Proposals are invited from artists and curators to undertake a research-based residency within the LUX collection, Europe's largest collection of artists' film and video, leading to the creation of a live broadcast screening event during the residency period at LUX.

Founded in 1966, the LUX Collection represents over 6000 works by more than 1500 artists dating from the early twentieth century to the present day. Originally established with a policy of open access submission, the changing nature of the organisation and its acquisition policies over the decades have created an eclectic combination of well-known and near unseen works, spanning experimental film, performance, essay film through to contemporary digital video.

Field Broadcast works with live digital broadcast as a medium, commissioning artists to make work specifically for this platform. Field Broadcast has developed through the practice of, and is run by, artists Rebecca Birch and Rob Smith. Field Broadcast works with a custom built app to send broadcasts directly to viewers' desktops, tablets and phones, outside of a web browser. This method of transmission means that each broadcast arrives to the viewer unannounced, creating a unique experience for each viewer, who experiences the broadcast as an interruption in their daily activities.

This Field Broadcast / LUX Collection Residency invites artists and curators to consider the context of the LUX collection, as a history of artists' independent broadcasting and digital distribution, in relationship to a live event based practice. As part of the residency the artist or curator will be supported to stage a live broadcast (such as a screening programme for broadcast, talk/text or performance), developed with Field Broadcast, that reflects on their project during the course of the residency.

Residency Period
01 October 2014 - 30 November 2014

On Offer
£800 Honorarium
£400 Production
Access to LUX and the LUX collection with desk space at LUX for up to 2 months.
Curatorial, professional development and technical support from both Field Broadcast and LUX staff.
Travel and accommodation is not included. Applicants must be a EU passport holder and/or a UK resident and not be in formal education during the residency period. Artist duos may apply but the total award remains the same.

To apply please complete the online application form

Please read the above details carefully. Should you still have a query then you are welcome to contact Rebecca Birch at [email protected]

Deadline for Applications: 5th September 2014