Distribution: a subversive practice?

5 April 2016, 7pm


An open forum, led by Matt Carter, LUX Distribution Manager.

LUX is the largest distributor of artists’ moving image in Europe, with over 7,000 works in its collection and titles that date from silent cinema of the American avant-garde to works made in 2016.

But what is distribution? How does it work for artists? Is it more than a service?

Looking at contributions from national entities such as Modern Edinburgh Film School and Cinenova, to international forms of distribution including case studies from the Walker Arts Centre (Minneapolis) and Ruangruppa (Jakarta), this open forum looked into the practical and conceptual potential for distribution and considered it as a practice, as subversion, and as preservation.

This was a SUPERLUX event initiated by LUX Scotland and hosted by Collective.

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Matt Carter is Distributions Manager at LUX, London and was previously co-director of Sierra Metro Gallery, Edinburgh 2009-2012. He studied MA Fine Art at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art and completed an MSC by Research in History of Art at Edinburgh University in 2011. Carter’s work has been included in exhibitions and screenings in London, Edinburgh and Newcastle. He has worked on production and curatorial projects including BRINK for CGP London, Looking, Mediated, a touring programme for LUX Scotland, alongside projects for LUX, British Council, Art Licks, Maria Stenfors Gallery and Pumphouse Gallery.

This is an archived programme entry.

Thomas Abercromby, John, video still, 2023. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Daniel Hughes. Featured: Julia Lau and Nevil Jose.

Thomas Abercromby


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Liza Sylvestre, asweetsea, video still, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

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