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Feb 12 - May 13, 2021
Letter from Sapporo (2021) is a collage film offering a glimpse of daily life in the Japanese city of Sapporo. Commissioned for S-AIR’s 2020 international residency programme (that became virtual due to the global pandemic), London-based artist and filmmaker Morgan Quaintance responded by inviting city residents to be his eyes and ears, and to shoot footage in his place. The resulting film is the product of approximately 16 participants capturing material with their smartphones. Focusing on moments of stillness, intimacy, labour and humour, disparate material is wedded into a compelling and coherent whole by Quaintance’s subtle editing, original music and vivid sound design.
Morgan Quaintance is a London-based artist and writer. His moving image work has been shown and exhibited widely with presentations in 2020 including: Curtas Vila Do Conje, Portugal at which he received the Best Experimental Film award, and CPH:DOX at which he received the New Vision Award, both for the film South (2020); Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany; European Media Art Festival, Germany; Alchemy Film and Arts Festival, Scotland; Images Festival, Toronto; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Punto de Vista Festival in Pamplona, Spain; and Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami. Over the past ten years, his critically incisive writings on contemporary art, aesthetics and their socio-political contexts, have featured in publications including Art Monthly, the Wire, and the Guardian, and helped shape the landscape of discourse and debate in the UK.

Apr 1 - Jul 1, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Marvell Park is a new film produced by Richard Layzell as part of his ongoing work as LUX’s Creative Ecologist engaged with the material and context of Waterlow Park in Highgate where the organisation is based. Tracking the extraordinary year of 2020, the film is a playful and personal mediation on a state of being and interacting with nature and the space of the park. The film continues Layzell’s research project, The Naming which seeks to challenge and question how, through categorization and naming, we distance ourselves from aspects of the natural world and the cultural world.
Richard Layzell has been a leading innovator in the fields of live art, video and installation since the 1980s. He has been commissioned by most major public galleries and museums across the UK and completed many international artist residencies. As a mentor and facilitator he’s devised an individual approach to sharing knowledge and supporting others. He has pioneered socially engaged practice and worked with many diverse communities nationally and internationally. His interactive installation Tap Ruffle and Shave was experienced by 100,000 people of all ages and abilities on its UK tour. He is the author of Live Art in Schools, Enhanced Performance (ed. Deborah Levy) and Cream Pages (ed. Joshua Sofaer), an honorary associate of the National Review of Live Art and a course leader in fine art at University of the Arts London.
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May 27 - Jun 30, 2021 FINAL WEEK
LUX is delighted to present Notes on Travecacceleration, the first UK exhibition of works by seven Brazilian artists and an accompanying video essay by the exhibition’s curator Ode.
Notes on Travecacceleration is an ongoing research project initiated by writer and curator Ode. As testament to the generative nature of this embodied research project, Ode expands Notes on Travecacceleration into a series of invitations to fellow travesti artists who share work in the context of a digital exhibition.
Notes on Travecacceleration creates a space in which the curator and artists’ articulations of agency reverberate as refusals of translation or consumption into heteropatriarchal capitalism through embodiment, text, performance, music and moving image. In dialogue with one another, the shape, language and rhythm of the exhibition is constantly in flux.
Curated by Ode upon invitation from LUX Curatorial Fellow Cairo Clarke. Works by Aun Helden, Bruna Kury, Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Jota Mombaça, Maria Clara Araújo, Ode with Ikaro Cavalcante (Occulted) and Joaquim Ramalho, Sumé Aguiar and Urias. Text accompanying the works written by Ode. Translation and subtitles by Vita Evangelista.
This exhibition was originally conceived as an online exhibition and developed to take place both online and offline on the occasion of reopening.
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Jul 10 - Aug 14, 2021
Private view Sat Jul 10 6pm - 9pm
LUX is delighted to present our upcoming exhibition Acorn featuring a new moving image work by film/theatre collective Switchers. 
Taking its inspiration from the world and characters in Octavia Butler’s science fiction novel Parable of the Talents, Acorn (2021) is a unique work of ‘event-cinema’ in which a group of people living together in a small rural community struggles to survive within a world of economic and ecological breakdown. 
The script for the film was developed through a ‘playworld’ method adopted from Vygotskian pedagogy and performed by Switchers, a theatre/film group of young people from London and Mid Powys, Wales. Its members are Jamie Baker, Merlyn Hawthorne, Ellis Holt, Ruth Oshunkoya, Prince Owusu, Mary Yekini and Caitlin Williams. Directed by the group’s facilitator Emanuel Almborg. 
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