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The LUX Shop specializes in books, DVDs and publications related to artists' film and video. Alongside LUX's own publications are a variety of titles from an international network of artists and small publishers.
Co-Operative Explanatory Capabilities in Organizational Design and Personnel Management, Pil and Galia Kollectiv
Video B&W, Sound, 23 min, UK, 2010
Pil and Galia Kollectiv’s Co-Operative Explanatory Capabilities in Organizational Design and Personnel Management, is composed of a series of still photographs taken from an online archive that documents the transformation of a pioneering computing company into a religious cult. The work investigates the place of creativity in efficiency management and the operation of bureaucratic systems in a post-industrial work environments.
Pil and Galia Kollectiv recently exhibited work at The Showroom Gallery, London, the Trade Gallery, Birmingham, Royal Standard, Liverpool and has screened work at the Oberhausen film festival, Limoncello, London and at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Pil and Galia Kollectiv were born in Jerusalem, Israel and live and work in London. Extras: An Interview with Pil and Galia Kollectiv Video, Colour, Sound, 55 min, UK, 2013 Directed by Gordon Shrigley, featuring Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Nina Power and Marina Vishmidt
A Marvellous Negative Capability, Beth Fox
Video, Colour, Sound, 8 min, 40 sec, UK, 2012
Beth Fox’s, A Marvellous Negative Capability, records two high camp art critics discussing a work of video art to camera. The work parodies and yet ultimately celebrates, the various forms of metro sexual postmodern contemporary art criticism and its marked tendency to luxuriate in the eternal return of the absurdity of discourse and its many tautological obsessions.
Beth Fox recently recently exhibited work at Divus Gallery, London, Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, the Horse Hospital, London and the Bunkhouse Gallery, Madrid. She was born in Ireland and lives and works in London. Extras Various Incomplete Scenes from Porcile by Pasolini Video, Colour, Sound, 16 min, UK, 2013 Directed by Beth Fox, Konstanty Czartoryski and Gordon Shrigley
Imagining a Re-Synchronizing (The Phantom Twin), The Modern Language Experiment
Video, Colour, Sound, 20 min, UK, 2013
The Modern Language Experiment’s Imagining a Re-Synchronizing (The Phantom Twin), follows a collection of unnamed characters through a series of imagined future urban landscapes whilst discussing and quoting two literary works, one real and one imagined. The work investigates the temporality of the imagination and its marked tendency to live possible alternative futures now.
The Modern Language Experiment recently exhibited work at Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, Garis and Hahn, New York, the Bermondsey Project, London and at the Sluice Art Fair, London. The Modern Language Experiment were formed in 2007 and are based in London. Extras Three Blinds Video, Colour, Sound, 16 min, UK, 2013 Directed by The Modern Language Experiment and Gordon Shrigley