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.

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The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda) by Metahaven, 2016, still

The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda) at Brighton Festival

  • 7 — 29 May 2016

Has the internet become a disruptive geopolitical super weapon? In the UK premiere of the immersive video installation The Sprawl, award-winning artists and filmmakers Metahaven argue that it has. Together with master cinematographer Remko Schnorr and acclaimed electronic musician Kuedo, in The Sprawl, Metahaven present a fragmented, non-linear stream of state-influenced fan art, news clips, memes and contributions from leading experts on design, geopolitics and visual theory – overlaid and juxtaposed with their own original footage and graphics. A tangible, physical overload of visual and aural information, reflecting and intensifying the real-world online experience, the work is itself propaganda about propaganda.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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Norwegian artist and producer Lars TCF Holdhus at Progress Bar in March 2015

Progress Bar: Film Forum

  • 9 May 2016 6:30-10pm

Showing a series of short films by Metahaven’s contemporaries, Progress Bar: Film Forum is an opportunity to watch and discuss works by a group of cutting-edge filmmakers and artists creating videos that respond to and comment on the internet. Often drawing subject matter and content from digital culture, including memes, gaming and social media, these works examine contemporary culture and world events as presented on our screens. The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda) is commissioned by Lighthouse and Brighton Festival, and being exhibited at Lighthouse as part of the festival from 7-29 May 2016. There will be an opportunity to view it during this event.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


£5 / £3.50 concs (full-time students or anyone in receipt of an income-based benefit, please bring ID/proof with you)


28 Kensington Street
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex




01273 647197

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