The Politics in the Room is the public project of the first year of the LUX Associate Artists Programme. It takes the form of eight video episodes, loosely structured around a comment by the American artist Gregg Bordowitz (a guest speaker on the programme) that questioned not what constitutes politics in general but rather what are the politics of the room you are in. Each of the episodes reflects on the experience and content of the programme from the separate yet interlinking perspectives of its eight participants. The videos were released two per week between 16th March 2009 and 12th April 2009. All eight videos now remain on the site.
The LUX Associate Artists Programme (AAP) is a post-academic 12 month professional development course for artists working with the moving image. It aims to provide an intensive course of development focused on critical discourse, extending to the practical and infrastructural issues that present challenges for artists working with the medium through seminars, mentorship and a final funded public project. The programme is lead by Ian White, writer, artist and adjunct film curator at Whitechapel Gallery. It is generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
The programme is managed and facilitated by LUX, an arts agency which explores ideas around artists' moving image practice through exhibition, distribution, publishing, education and research.
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