Press


Our programmes often feature in the local, national and international media. A selection of recent press coverage and Press Releases are below:

Thump (Dutch version) – 13.02.17
Progress Bar Amsterdam review “Activistisch Clubben Op Geflipte Gabberdancehall Tijdens Progress Bar.” (Activist Clubbing to Crazy Gabba Dancehall During Progress Bar)

Glamcult – 18.01.17
Progress Bar Amsterdam preview “The only political party you can dance to.”

Subbacultcha – 12.16
Progress Bar Amsterdam preview “Get yourself ready for another one of Amsterdam’s most notorious club nights.”

Fast & Wide – 11.16
The Sound of Story Symposium review.

The Creators Project – 21.06.16
The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda)
“Dutch Design Collective Fights Propaganda with Propaganda.”

Kill Screen – 01.06.16
The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda)
“Online art installation exams propaganda in the internet age.”

POSTmatter– 25.05.16
The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda)
“Juha van ’t Zelfde on how to turn propaganda into a tool for resistance in a new web documentary from Metahaven and Lighthouse.”

Art In Brighton– 17.05.16
The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda)
“It is a resounding success for Metahaven and Lighthouse.”

The Fader – 16.05.16
The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda)
“Metahaven Is Breaking The Propaganda Machine”

The Quietus – 03.05.16
The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda)
Interview with Metahaven And Kuedo. “The Dutch Art team and electronic musician talk a new exhibition in Brighton”.

Brighton Source – 02.05.16
The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda)
“10 Of The Best Art Shows To See This May”

Lost Art Press – 25.02.16
Looking Sideways
“An Interesting Podcast on Making”. Christopher Schwarz reviews Andrew Sleigh’s Resonance FM programme.

i-D – 11.02.16
The Sprawl
“Metahaven are ​making propaganda to fight propaganda.”

It’s Nice That – 11.02.16
The Sprawl
“Making propaganda about propaganda: Metahaven’s new film considers fantasy and truth in internet culture.”

The Fader – 05.02.16
Why Saving London’s Clubs Matters
This article is an edited version of the talk that Aimee Cliff originally gave at Progress Bar in Amsterdam on January 16, 2016, alongside performances from King Midas Sound, Endgame, and Kamixlo.

Generation Bass – 04.02.16
Progress Bar Amsterdam
Progress Bar is “a podium to explore the significance of new cultural expressions in a context of technology, society and politics by means of a diverse blend of talks, workshops, live music, film and club nights.”

Headphone Commute – 12.15
The Sound of Story
Dramaturgy – an audio mix, inspired by The Sound of Story 2015, by Phil Tomsett.

Moviescope – 08.12.15
Guiding Lights
Bridge of Spies screenwriter mentors new talent through Guiding Lights scheme.
“I keep telling people how amazing Guiding Lights is and I’d definitely tell anyone to get involved.” – Matt Charman, Guiding Lights Mentor

SounDesign – 11.15
The Sound of Story
“Lighthouse nailed it, creating an intense program, which attracted people from all levels and sound fields….I warmly suggest you keep an eye on all the events Lighthouse arrange throughout the year and consider a short trip to Brighton for next year’s Sound Of Story.” – Carlo Ascrizzi

Fast and Wide – 11.15
The Sound of Story
“The Sound of Story has also built well on the attendance of its inaugural year. Hosted neither by a manufacturer nor a commercial audio school, the event’s wide-ranging agenda is ably supported by the status of its speakers. Expect to hear more.”

Repeater – 05.11.15
The Long Progress Bar
Postdubstep to postcapitalism – further reading from the Long Progress Bar.

Post Matter – 21.09.15
The Long Progress Bar
A review of our annual festival The Long Progress Bar, part of Brighton Digital Festival.

The Argus – 04.09.15
Brighton Digital Festival: The Long Progress Bar
A review of our annual festival The Long Progress Bar, part of Brighton Digital Festival.

Resident Advisor – 01.09.15
Jam City and Holly Herndon on board for The Long Progress Bar 2015
A preview of our annual festival The Long Progress Bar, part of Brighton Digital Festival.

Brighton & Hove Independent – 30.08.15
How Brighton Digital Festival grew into Britain’s brightest digital event
A notable mention of our annual festival The Long Progress Bar, part of Brighton Digital Festival.

The Guardian – 28.08.15
The Long Progress Bar, Brighton
A preview of our annual festival The Long Progress Bar, part of Brighton Digital Festival.

FADER – 27.08.15
Holly Herndon And Jam City To Headline A “Festival Of Radical Imagination”
A preview of our annual festival The Long Progress Bar, part of Brighton Digital Festival.

FACT – 19.08.15
Jam City, Holly Herndon and TCF join economists and philosophers at Brighton festival
A preview of our annual festival The Long Progress Bar, part of Brighton Digital Festival.

Digital Arts Online – 08.15
5 must-see things for September 2015
A preview of our annual festival The Long Progress Bar, part of Brighton Digital Festival.

e-flux – 18.08.15
Eating Glass, The New Propaganda, by Metahaven
Metahaven’s Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk on their 2015 moving image project The Sprawl, co-produced with Lighthouse, and commissioned by Lighthouse and The Space.

Culture 24 – 31.07.15
Ten festivals to be surprised by art at this summer
A preview of our annual festival The Long Progress Bar, part of Brighton Digital Festival.

4AD – 23.07.15
Holly Herndon has detailed a string of new shows for the second half of 2015
A notable mention of our annual festival The Long Progress Bar, part of Brighton Digital Festival.

The Brighton Source – 06.15
June Progress Bar

The Space – 20.01.15
A Screaming Comes Across The Sky, LABoral

BBC Click – 16.09.14
Brighton Digital Festival 2014

The Argus Guide – 12.09.14
reFramed, Brighton Digital Festival 2014

ITV Meridian – 05.09.14
Weird and wonderful inventions at Brighton Digital Festival 2014

The Guardian Professional – 05.08.14
Lighthouse’s new Artistic Director Juha van’t Zelfde

Design Week – 07.05.14
HOUSE returns to Brighton to explore ‘technology as territory’

We Make Money Not Art – 30.01.14
Critical Exploits: Interrogating Infrastructure

Press Release – 22.11.2013:
Guiding Lights – Celebratory Event

Brighton Digital Festival 2013 Coverage

BBC World Service – 11.09.13
BBC Click – “Brighton Digital Festival”

The Guardian – 09.09.13
“dConstruct: Artists grapple with the culture of technology surveillance”

The Observer – 07.09.13
“Charlie Brooker: ‘I can’t continue pretending to be a complete outsider’”

The Argus – 05.09.13
“Brighton digital festival has city buzzing”

Arc – 03.09.2013
Improving Reality speaker Paul Graham Raven’s blog for Arc on our relationship to infrastructures

Arc – 02.09.2013
Improving Reality speaker Georgina Voss’s blog for Arc on the political future of food

Arc – 02.09.2013
Improving Reality speaker Tobias Revell’s blog for Arc on building worlds


Screen Daily – 24.07.2013
“Guiding Lights mentors include Madden, Park, Abrahamson”

Press Release – 23.07.2013:
Guiding Lights 5 Mentors Announced

Brighton Festival 2013 Coverage

We Make Money Not Art – Review of The Air Itself is One Vast Library by Mariele Neduecker

BBC Click – Interview with James Bridle

The Creators Project – James Bridle Takes Us Under the Shadow of the Drone

Stress FM – beauty, drones, dragons

Press Release – 30.04.2013:
Under the Shadow of the Drone – James Bridle

Press Release – 31.01.2013:
New Guiding Lights Mentees Announced

Press Release – 29.01.2013:
Lighthouse Evolves – new leadership model

Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 coverage:

New Yorker Magazine:
Trevor Paglen makes art out of government secrets – by Jonah Weiner
Trevor Paglen Slideshow of works

Eye Magazine – Geographies of Seeing by Trevor Paglen

Press Release – 19.09.2012:
Lighthouse & BFI Announce 16 New Short Films Are Going Into Production

Brighton Digital Festival 2012 coverage:

Viva Brighton – David Blandy interview

Brighton Festival 2012 coverage:

Latest 7 – I See Infinite Distance between Any point and Another by The Otolith Group

Latest 7 – Sea of Voices by Invisible Flock

Latest 7 – I See Infinite Distance between Any Point and Another by The Otolith Group

The Source – The Otolith Group/Invisible Flock

Creative Boom – Sea of Voices by Invisible Flock

The Argus – Sea of Voices by Invisible Flock

ITV Coverage of Past Present: http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2012-03-31/wwii-history-lesson-in-a-game/

Lighthouse Launches BFI Shorts 2012 Production Scheme – press release:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/lighthouse.s3.amazonaws.com/BFI+Shorts+2012_Launch.pdf

Lighthouse to Manage BFI Film Fund Shorts 2012 – press release: https://s3.amazonaws.com/lighthouse.s3.amazonaws.com/LH_BFI_Film+scheme_PR_final.pdf

Honor Harger discusses how art has evolved with technology on BBC click: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00mqsn1

BBC Radio Sussex does a piece on Lives at War: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00k5s4z

Honor Harger speaks on BBC Radio 3 about “postmaterialism in the modern age”: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014qsqy#synopsis

BBC SouthEast Today did on a broadcast on the Lives at War Launch: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b014s1dm/South_East_Today_19_09_2011/

Gareth Mitchell and Bill Thompson from BBC Click talk about the Brighton Digital Festival, including interviews with Honor Harger and Aral Balkan: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00k404s

Culture 24 write about the Solar Systems exhibition, including interviews with Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt: http://www.culture24.org.uk/art/photography+%26+film/art363850

Press Release: Lives at War Launches 19.09.11

BBC World Service programme, The Strand, talked to Kutlug Ataman about his Brighton Festival exhibition, staged in association with Lighthouse – May 2011

BBC Radio 4’s Start The Week programme talked to Kutlug Ataman about his Brighton Festival exhibition, staged in association with Lighthouse – May 2011

BBC Radio 4’s Front Row programme did an overview of Brighton Festival, including features on the exhibitions by Lynette Wallworth & Kutlug Ataman and an interview with Lighthouse director, Honor Harger – May 2011

Reviews of the exhibitions by Lynette Wallworth & Kutlug Ataman by Culture 24 – May 2011

The Guardian preview the exhibitions by Lynette Wallworth & Kutlug Ataman – May 2011

An interview with artist, Molly Landreth in The Telegraph ahead of her exhibition at Lighthouse for Brighton Photo Biennial – October 2010

Molly Landreth’s “Best Shot” feature in The Guardian, ahead of her exhibition at Lighthouse for Brighton Photo Biennial – October 2010

Lighthouse exhibition, Suspending Disbelief, featured on the BBC World Service radio show, Digital Planet – September 2010

Lighthouse Monthly Talk by Gladiator screenwriter, William Nicholson, reviewed by The Argus – September 2010


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Phone: (+44) 01273 647197
Email: info (at) lighthouse (dot) org (dot) uk


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