28 Kensington Street
Brighton & Hove
Lighthouse is a digital culture agency based in Brighton. We support, commission and exhibit work by artists and filmmakers.
Lighthouse creates vibrant, inspirational programmes that show how important artists and filmmakers are in a changing media landscape.
We work with digital art and moving image, which we present in our own venue in Brighton and beyond, nationally and internationally. By supporting artists and filmmakers, through commissioning, exhibition and professional development, we provide a platform for digital artists and creators to demonstrate that digital culture is about more than technology and tools; it is about ideas, emotion, learning, and aesthetics.
Lighthouse also runs the UK’s leading mentoring programme for filmmakers – Guiding Lights – which supports rising film talent by connecting them with some of the industry’s greatest names, including Sam Mendes, Alex Garland, Nick Hornby and Barbara Broccoli.
Lighthouse is a vibrant venue for events in Brighton. As well as hosting our own events, we provide spaces for commercial hire.
gallery opening hours dependent on events and exhibitions. Please see website for more details.
- 5 March 2015 6:30-10pm
LIGHTHOUSE PRESENTS PROGRESS BAR, A NEW MONTHLY NIGHT THAT OFFERS INSIGHT INTO THE CREATIVE PRACTICE OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE'S MOST EXCITING NAMES.
From vanguard filmmakers and musicians to trending contemporary artists and thinkers, the Progress Bar connects pioneering figures from around the world for an informal evening of conversation, provocation and inspiration. Share ideas, hear new music, get inspired and enjoy a drink and a bite.
At this special launch event, our guests – acclaimed artist and musician TCF, and writer, editor and film curator Basia Lewandowska Cummings – will share their work across contemporary art, music, technology and journalism, through talks and performance. The Progress Bar is hosted by Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha van ’t Zelfde.
TCF is the moniker of Norwegian contemporary artist and musician Lars Holdhus. His work explores themes of code, cryptography and musical composition through the use of visual, sonic, built and written concepts. Holdhus creates a world that draws references from musique concrete, hardstyle, hardcore, poetry and digital artifacts. His practice shifts between art exhibitions and performing music pieces. He has exhibited widely, including at HHDM in Vienna, Vault in Berlin and Polansky Gallery in Prague.
Basia Lewandowska Cummings is a writer, editor and film curator based in London. She writes about film, contemporary art, the internet and the links between them. She is a frequent contributor to frieze, and her work has appeared in The Wire, Film Quarterly, Sight & Sound and The White Review. She is co-author of Four Ways to Read the Cut with Hisham Awad, which explores how to build a new taxonomy of terms relating to cinematic and post-cinematic montage, and curated Open Media Ecologies at the Delfina Foundation, examining strategies deployed by artists working with open data as a source material. In 2014 she joined the Guardian World networks team, focusing specifically on the growing Guardian platform.
Our March Progress Bar follows Studio Live: Platforms, a day of talks and presentations around the challenges and opportunities of working with online platforms. Platforms presents the people and projects of Lighthouse Studio, an interdisciplinary space for work at the intersection of the arts and technology. You can choose to attend either or both events.
EVENT DETAILS AND BOOKING
Date: Thursday 5 March 2015
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Tickets: £5 full price / £4 concession
Book tickets on Eventbrite
Please see Studio Live: Platforms for booking details and further information about the daytime sessions.
APRIL PROGRESS BAR
The next Progress Bar will take place on Thursday 2 April. The first confirmed guest is artist Haroon Mirza.
£5 full / £4 concession (£17.50 w Studio Live full / £15 w Studio Live concession)