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projects 2008

The Spy School

Each exercise scrutinises the public - private borderline of post-9/11 daily life in a climate where the ethic of surveillance is in the ascendancy and the development of its technologies in overdrive.

Indian Music Resource

A new online resource of materials on the music of North India, based on Mukul's studies with Sohan Nilkanth: sound and text, coming soon...

The Dancers' Cut

A small-scale retrospective to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary in 2008. Four dancers and a film-maker look back at the best work from recent years.

Diamonds and Clover Leaves

04 Sept 2008 at : An open-air exhibition of photography by Manu Luksch. During a visit to Beijing in 1996, she took images of newly built, empty road intersections. Between 1966 and 1996, over 60 road intersections were built in Beijing, some of them over 500m long and covering an area of 250,000 sq. m

Make it snow! Make it snow! Make it snow!

... is a one-minute film commission Animate Projects and RSA Arts & Ecology as part of Stop. Watch. in association with Arts Council England and Channel 4. The film is a (very) short meditation on the manipulation of winter landscapes for tourism that points to their fragility and recalls the need for a holistic perspective. The video was shown at Centre Pompidou HORS PISTES 09, and premiered at the International China Youth Arts Festival in Beijing. [VIDEO mp4]


The works of artist-in-residence programme 2008 were shown at V2 The Wharf London. The catalogue is downloadable as pdf.

Mapping CCTV around Whitehall

A short video about mapping locations and range of CCTV cameras in central London. [ VIDEO 160 sec, QT], on show at the London Transport Museum until MAR 2012

recursively yours,

three sound and light works by mukul

Wireless Camera Filmmaking Workshops

film workshops with young people, exploring CCTV and wireless cameras for story telling

First Thursday exhibitions

6th Nov 2008: & Lucy Thane present: Crisis in the Credit System by Melanie Gilligan; Aju J's New Year Feast – In the Year of the Fire Dog by Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel, and live music by Petit Mal...


Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst (NL) from 14. Nov 08 : This is the story of a woman who does everything by the booklet... A NEW AND EXCITING EXPERIENCE is a suite of works (installations, book, film) based on the language of user manuals. Originally commissioned by SPACE Studios and Queen Mary College London, works are now installed as part of the group show 'Speaking Out Loud', Amsterdam.