Five artists were commissioned by LUX and Frieze projects to make short 35mm films. The films premiered to sell out audiences at the Frieze Art Fair (which takes place every October) during 12th-15th of October.
The films will tour to the UK cinemas through the Independent Cinema Office. They will be shown at over 25 venues throughout the UK over the next 12 months. The short films will be shown before a selected feature film to try and excite the audience expectations of the experience.Artist's include, Manon De Boer's (Pestro) which depicts a violinist and composer performing the fourth movement of a Baratok violin sonata; Thai artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul (the anthem) a ritual that will insure that after the movie life and the outside world will be better; Mexican artist Miguel Calderon (inverted stars) documenting the life of a Mexican woman with psychic powers and drives race cars; British artist Bonnie Camplin (Special Afflictions by Roy Harryhozen) a horror where four people who sit and gossip about there employer who has just kidnapped them; and Glasgow man Phil Collins (He Who Laughs Last, Laughs Longest) an event to find someone who can laugh the longest time