Lighthouse is one of seven UK hosts taking part in the British Council’s Hello Shenzhen exchange programme, which will see makers from the UK and China working in each other's countries, sharing ways of working, collaborating and making.
For the fourth consecutive year, de Appel arts centre and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art have teamed up to offer a six-part crash course in contemporary art. For the second time, Lighthouse artistic director Juha van 't Zelfde contributed with a two-hour presentation on art and technology. Here are some of the videos he showed, ranging from consumer technology propaganda and killer drone commercials, to first-person fiction and post-truth faction.
We are excited to announce influential grime DJ and promoter Elijah will join Lighthouse as Associate Artistic Director from January 2017 until May 2018. In this new role, Elijah will curate and produce Last Dance, a new nationwide programme that examines the artistic and social importance of club culture.
GUIDING LIGHTS: CHI THAI ON CROWDFUNDING AND THE MERCURY 13
Even once they've left the programme, we like to keep track of what previous Guiding Lights participants are up to. Here, Guiding Lights 7 producer Chi Thai talks about crowdfunding The Purple Plain, a film inspired by the Mercury 13.
GUIDING LIGHTS: PAVEN VIRK AT GALWAY FILM FESTIVAL. A MOTHER AND SON EXPERIENCE.
Throughout our eighth Guiding Lights film mentoring programme, we're running a series of articles giving insight into the participants’ journeys and experiences.
Named one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’, Paven Virk has taken part in Working Title’s residency at the Hay Festival, and is currently developing Muslim Girls with Ecosse Films, a music film, Bhangra, with producer Jeffrey Taylor, and the life story of iconic singer, actress and author Pauline Black, best known for her role as the lead singer of ska group The Selector.