The inaugural LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, a four-day celebration of contemporary artists’ moving image launched by LUX and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, took place in 2012. The next LUX/ICA Biennial will take place in 2014.
The 2012 biennial, the only one of its kind in the UK, featured a series of guest-curated programmes by leading international curators and artists, including Rosa Barba, Thomas Beard & Ed Halter (Light Industry), Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Michelle Cotton, Elena Filipovic, Shanay Jhaveri, Martha Kirszenbaum and Ben Rivers, as well as two curators selected from a curatorial open call, Carmen Billows and Shama Khanna. A revival of Little Stabs at Happiness, the music and film club presented by Mark Webber at the ICA from 1997 to 2000, launched the biennial on Thursday 24 May.
The biennial hosted a high-profile series of chaired panel discussions, in association with Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), exploring current issues in contemporary artists’ moving image practice, alongside a two-day Student Symposium co-produced by the students of the LUX/Central Saint-Martins MRes Art: Moving Image course.
Three nights of live performance, co-produced by Bridget Crone / Plenty Projects in association with Picture This, Electra and Tramway, featured new expanded cinema events and performances. Our programme also featured an Artists’ School run by Ian White; a Curating Course led by George Clark; a Live Journal edited by Isla Leaver-Yap; and a dedicated reader including newly commissioned essays and artists’ projects.
To download the full press release for the 2012 Biennial, please click here