We make a distinctive contribution to knowledge through practice-led, theoretical and art historical modes of enquiry. 97% of our research is of international standing (REF 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory; Art) and 100% of our research impact has been classed ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (REF 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory; Art).Our aim is to develop innovative research in art, stimulated by an interdisciplinary environment and discussion on the production, distribution and mediation of art.
Key areas of focus
We believe that emerging and innovative art practices forge new audiences and users. We work with international museums, galleries and collections in sharing our research to both specialist and non-academic audiences.
The Dwoskin Project
"The Legacies of Stephen Dwoskin" is an interdisciplinary research project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The project is a major research initiative led by Professor Rachel Garfield in collaboration with LUX, BFI and researchers from University of Glasgow and the University of Sheffield.
Exploring the historical importance of a key figure in independent film and his ground-breaking work, this project develops innovative research into the fields of experimental film, history of media arts, TV commissioning, disability aesthetics and digital humanities.
Initial iterations of the project include a dedicated dossier in Screen, a leading international journal of academic film; a major symposium at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; international exhibitions and screenings; and an homage by Filmkollectiv Frankfurt at the Deutsches Film Institute in Frankfurt.
The Dwoskin archive also has two funded students, one with the LUX as a partner.