Charles Lum aka clublum(old site)
Charles Lum is a New York based artist working in video using documentary and cinematic narrative, photo and performance.
A 2004 MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Charles is also a career Location Manager and Director’s Guild of America Assistant Director with twenty years experience scouting and managing feature film and television commercial locations across North America. Credits include: Wall Street, Beat Street, CHUD, Angel Heart, Sid & Nancy, Mississippi Burning, Fatal Attraction and commercials for most major advertisers.
Lum’s short video collection has been exhibited internationally. Varied in content, most works deal confrontationally with gay sexuality ethics and how the changing realities of HIV affect culture and personal experience. Programmed regularly at prominent Gay Film Festivals, Charles has presented work in academic lecture and a variety of art and cinema venues including:
The Anthology Film Archives; The British and Irish Film Institutes; The George Eastman House; le Grande Cinema REX, Paris; the Svetozor Cinema, Prague; the Tel-Aviv Cinemateque; the Redcat @ Walt Disney Hall, LA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Association of The Bar of the City of New York; the Queens Museum of Art; and as part of the 2006 AIDS Conference, The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.