On The Library

Lumin Library, which was given an artist's residency in the back corner of Three Doors Up, has now been uninstalled. Although underdeveloped and semi-functional due to monetary and other limitations, it remained a necessary space in Cardiff. It was for the community of artists and non-artists alike to feel a sense of freedom and openness …

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LUMIN JOURNAL 2

Send us your visionary art, freely expressed poetry, literature, music, plays, sound pieces, experimental and lucid essay/critical/academic work, reviews, arts journalism, contemporary non-genre restricted unique creations for our second print issue. We’re particularly interested in work that is in dialogue with or comes from spirituality, non-western thought, modernist, post-modernist & metamodernist modes of expression, and …

Patrick Shen on Meditative Cinema

This article first appeared online for Quench in 2016. Lumin co-editor Sadia Pineda Hameed interviewed filmmaker Patrick Shen about his documentary In Pursuit of Silence, meditation in film, and the works of avant-garde filmmaker & author of Devotional Cinema Nathaniel Dorsky.  Sadia Pineda Hameed:  So just to start, could you describe what the documentary [In Pursuit of …

Open or Closed? Allen Ginsberg and William F. Buckley Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBpoZBhvBa4 This is Ginsberg’s appearance on William F. Buckley Jr’s debate programme ‘Firing Line’. And there is a warning here about wrapping yourself in rational debate, as I am about to do. Ginsberg comes onto a programme to try to spread his message about state violence, media, hypocrisy and human freedom, and the kind of …

The Sleeper Society

In a cabaret setting, with seats loosely facing towards a projector screen, a small set up at the front  and a sound design booth up at the back, four large speakers were positioned around the corners of the room. The Sleeper Society, a showcase of modern experimental music, transformed Chapter Arts Centre's Seligman Theatre in …