An interactive seminar looking at the role of the producer in artists’ film projects, how they develop, finance and support projects and how they work with artists and why artists might need them. The seminar will be chaired by LUX DIrector, Benjamin Cook in discussion with Producers Jacqui Davies, Marie Logie of Auguste Orts and Kate Parker of City Projects.
Professional Practice is LUX's ongoing series of workshops, seminars and courses exploring practical issues for artists working with the moving image.
This event marks the launch of the On & For Production (2014 to 2016) publication, a printed memory of the On and For Production sessions a European artists’ film production platform initiative founded by Auguste Orts, in collaboration with LUX and CA2M aimed at sharing the experiences that were gathered over the course of the initiative. The publication brings together a series of commissioned texts by artists, curators and researchers for each On & For edition. The authors – María Palacios Cruz, Gil Leung, Colin Perry, Werker Magazine, Émilie Bujès and Antonio Gagliano.
Jacqui Davies is a London-based producer and curator. Since 1997, Davies has worked internationally with artists on projects involving film and video. Working independently across all platforms - producing, commissioning and curating - Davies has facilitated projects for cinema, television, galleries, site-specific, stage, and online. Davies is the Producer of Ben Rivers' Artangel / BFI funded film The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015) and Ray & Liz: a feature film by artist Richard Billingham. She was the Associate Producer on Phillip Warnell's feature film, Ming of Harlem, which won the George Beauregard Prize at FID Marseille 2014. Davies also acts as a tutor as part of Feature Expanded: an intensive training programme for visual artists developing and producing their first feature films, organised by HOME Manchester and Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival, Florence. Davies is a recent recipient of the BFI Vision Award. http://www.jacquidavies.com/
Marie Logie is the director of Auguste Orts, a Brussels-based production and distribution platform Auguste Orts is founded by Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, Manon de Boer and Anouk De Clercq. Following her Master's degree in History at the Ghent University, she worked at the documentation department of Cinematek Brussels, the media department of M HKA Antwerp and the audiovisual department of BAM, the Flemish institute for visual, audiovisual and media art. She is a co-founder and ex-coordinator of the Ghent-based Courtisane festival for film, video and media art. From 2008 till 2012 she was a member of the Audiovisual Commission of the Flemish Community. Marie Logie lives in Ghent. http://www.augusteorts.be/
Kate Parker works as a Producer and Production Manager for artists' film projects, working independently and as director of City Projects. With City Projects she is currently working with Lucy Parker on the film Blacklist, looking at blacklisting in the construction industry, and on a research project with Dan Ward critically examining the current conditions for production. Producer credits for independent projects include Electrical Gaza by Rosalind Nashashibi (2015, 17’), commissioned by Imperial War Museum and Piercing Brightness by Shezad Dawood (2013, 78’), commissioned by In Certain Places, Preston and distributed by Soda Pictures. Production Manager credits include Eglantine by Margaret Salmon (2016, 70’), which premiered at London Film Festival 2016 and Bang! by Matthew Noel-Tod (2012, 23’), commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and Victoria Park. City Projects has produced three films with Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network - Tenant by Grace Schwindt (2012, 78’); Fulll Firearms by Emily Wardill (2011, 86’) and The Empty Plan by Anja Kirchner & David Panos (2010, 78’), which was the basis for their Jarman Award.
Image from The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers, Ben Rivers (2015)