Anna Lucas’ practise has evolved in conjunction with her teaching and learning work within gallery education, dance and performance collaboration and further education contexts. Her pedagogical interests or approaches focus on;
- Film and video-making
- the camera as a tool for research,
- editing as a space for learning,
- collaborative devising,
- interdisciplinary exchanges,
- learning through doing,
- non-verbal learning and experience,
- non-hierarchical dialogue,
- self reflexive sharing of knowledge and resources within the teaching and learning space,
- self evaluative processes.
Her work within Gallery education has provided opportunities for experimentation within and beyond the studio, for creating new film and video works, (View, new, Seventh Heaven, Lost, The space between your mind and eyes) and print and dissemination-based material (How to…, Wildcraft, Silver concertina, and RGBresources). She is currently part of a practise based research group within Tate Learning looking at ways in which artists practise can inform the learning programme, and working with live studio environments to inform and develop engagement with Early Years and Families.
She is a part time senior lecturer in Fine Art, (Lens based media) at De Montfort University, Leicester and a regular contributor to the Moving Image Studio at RCA where she has co-devised a self-reflexive 16mm film-making workshop as part of the moving image programme with artist Stuart Croft. She has also been a visiting lecturer at Winchester, Dartington, Canterbury, UEL, Ruskin Schools of Art.
As a film-maker she has worked with a range of live-art and performance based practitioners creating moving image works that extend documentation of live events, operate as performative portraits, or as cross disciplinary collaborations in their own right. These have involved sustained engagement with learning disabled performance companies Corali and Anjali (1999 – 2009), work with devised theatre company Uninvited Guests, live artist Tom Marshman, choreographer and dancer Rebecca Skelton. She has also worked with poets John Cooper-Clark, Lavinia Greenlaw, Liz Lochhead and Mimi Khalvati. These collaborations have contributed to a greater understanding of devised performance, embodied learning, live presence and duration and their connection to filmmaking.