For the duration of the 2012 LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, the Live Journal produced commentary, analysis and up-to-the minute reportage on the festival’s screenings, talks and performances. The blog now comprises previews and responses to the festival’s screenings and performances, interviews with participating filmmakers, live updates from the biennial as it unfolded. The Live Journal is the legacy document of the biennial.
The Live Journal project seeks to broaden and hone the experience of young and upcoming writers interested in developing their skills within the fast-paced, diverse context of the biennial environment. The writing team was selected from an open call by the editor and were writers-in-residence for the duration of the biennial.
Amy Budd is a writer and researcher with a specialist interest in feminist theory and women’s art practice. A regular contributor to online magazine This Is Tomorrow, her writing has also featured in the periodicals n.paradoxa and Kaleidoscope. Since graduating from Goldsmiths with an MA in Contemporary Art Theory in 2009, Budd has worked as a Research Assistant for Norwich University College of the Arts, coordinating an archive-based project on the exhibition history of EASTinternational and Norwich Gallery. She has previously worked for the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Zabludowicz Collection, and is the current steering committee chair of OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich.
Thomas Morgan Evans received his PhD in Art History from University College London. He writes criticism, fiction and continues to do academic research. He is interested in contemporary notions of abstraction, materialism and screen-based media. Thomas lives in London and is a keen cyclist.
Born in Great Yarmouth, Jonathan P Watts is a writer and editor based between Norfolk and London. In June he will graduate from the Critical Writing in Art & Design programme at the Royal College of Art, London. For the last two years, Jonathan has taught the Art and Politics short course at Central Saint Martins, London. He co-runs the publishing and curatorial initiative YH485 Press.
Isla Leaver-Yap writes about and organises projects with artists. She was an editor of MAP magazine and is a contributor to periodicals including Afterall and Mousse. At the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, she co-organised Nought to Sixty, and started the ongoing Artists’ Film Club. In 2011 she organised the exhibition season Short Stories at SculptureCenter, New York. She was recently a member of Banff Centre’s visual arts faculty, as part of LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL STOP PLEASE ALLOW FEATURES ASSUME EXPRESSION INDICATIVE OF AMUSEMENT JOY PLEASURE BENEVOLENCE ETCETERA BY DRAWING UP CORNERS OF MOUTH AND GENERALLY RELAXING FACIAL MUSCLES STOP LOVE FOR ALL STEFAN STOP.