We've asked our Guiding Lights 7 participants to share their journeys and experiences. Here, director Mahdi Fleifel tells us about his time at Amsterdam's Binger Filmlab, a unique post-academic development and training programme, and his forthcoming films.
Our best of the net this week. Finds include location-specific information for refugees, a short film about being a "ghost in the system" and an "exploration into the new acoustic landscape of war". By Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde.
On Saturday 24th October, we held our first Maker Assembly event, at the V&A in London. Put together rapidly by a networked group of organisers from Elephant and Castle Mini Maker Faire, Open Workshop Network, the V&A and Lighthouse, it is a response to the growing need for critical discussion about maker culture. These are my personal reflections on that day. By Andrew Sleigh, Creative Producer at Lighthouse.
In this new weekly blog series, Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde rounds up the ten things he's enjoyed most on the internet. This week's finds include expression transfer, genetic exploitation and Third World identity.
Lighthouse Artistic Director, Juha van ’t Zelfde talks to Finnish artist, and our current Studio Resident, Ville Haimala about living in "hippy” Brighton, his fascination with biohacking and robot factories, and his proposed exploration into “sensory tingling” during Progress in November, which he is curating and hosting.
On the 24th of October, makers from across the UK will gather at the V&A for a one-day symposium on contemporary maker culture. Called Maker Assembly, it’s the first of a series of events that aims to broaden the conversation about making to include more diverse and critical perspectives. Speaking on the day is Dean Brown, a designer and alumnus of the Fabrica research studio, now operating independently in London.
GUIDING LIGHTS: EMILY GREENWOOD ON CASTING CHILDREN
Throughout our seventh Guiding Lights film mentoring programme, which runs for nine months in 2015-16, we will publish a series of articles giving insight into the participants’ journeys and experiences.
Earlier this month, artist Leila Johnston, the creator of Brighton Digital Festival Commission, How to Live Forever, gave an interview to The Observer Tech Monthly. As they were only able to print a small section of it, Leila thought that you'd like to read the full version, and posted it on her blog, Final Bullet. We agreed, and posted it on ours, too.
Norwegian artist Lars TCF Holdhus returns to Lighthouse to give a talk and workshop at The Long Progress Bar on 3 and 4 September. Here, our Artistic Director, explains why TCF’s ideas on how to decentralise the online social space must not only be repeated, but taught.
An outspoken, straight-talking journalist and broadcaster, Paul Mason is a timely and relevant voice at The Long Progress Bar this September. Here, Juha, the festival’s curator and Artistic Director at Lighthouse, tells us why he “couldn’t think of a better way to begin Day 1”.