Published by YYZBOOKS and Pleasure Dome
Become immersed in the most innovative and vital in recent Canadian and international experimental film and video. Using the exhibition history of the Toronto screening group Pleasure Dome as a starting point to survey the work of independent film and videomakers during the 1990s,Lux delves into the work of these experimental artists with unprecedented depth and insight. The result is an anthology that provides an extensive overview of the period and also zooms in on the specific themes, oeuvres, styles and individual works that characterize the decade.
Lux: A Decade of Artists’ Film and Video offers a panoply of points of view, with contributions from over 40 programmers, critics, curators and artists. With critical and theoretical essays, artists’ texts, video and film scripts, notes and still sequences, this collection bristles with insight and revelation, offering strategies for engaging with experimental film and video on numerous levels.
Richly illustrated and with essays and artist projects by such noted contributors as Laura U. Marks, Janine Marchessault, Mike Hoolboom, George Kuchar, Jan Peacock, David Clark, Elisabeth Subrin, Cameron Bailey, Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, Sally Berger, Catherine Russell, and many, many others,Lux is a landmark work, sure to be a primary resource on Canadian and international artist film and video of the 1990s.
“Books like this one are important for maintaining a critical discussion around these often marginalised works-an essential text in anyone’s consideration of the media landscape.”
– Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto Newsletter