Established in 2003 by Joana Seguro, Lumin is an independent production company with a passion for linking arts and technology/ working collaboratively across artistic practices and multidisciplinary projects. Lumin’s productions have developed a reputation for creating groundbreaking artworks. The projects show an eclectic and fluid list of ideas, artists and events with unique characteristics. The company aims to implement innovative ideas through collaboration, to deliver groundbreaking contemporary work to new audiences, and from this, enable cultural manifestations and original creative discourses. Lumin’s work develops new audiences in experimental fields and promotes work with sound and new technology at its core.
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Joana Seguro is Lumin. She is an independent producer and curator working in electronic music and new technology, with a growing interest and strong track record in linking these two fields across other forms and disciplines. Joana came to the UK from Portugal eighteen years ago as a pharmacology student, and pursued her passion for the underground music scene she discovered here. Since then, she has built a successful career in this area of music, creating an eclectic, fluid range of projects and events with the artists who excite her. These projects range from conceiving, producing and developing her own club nights to curating international festivals, artist management, producing tours and one-off projects, alongside work for some of the major record companies (Mute, Warp and Virgin Records) specialising in electronic music. Working independently since 2001 she has pursued partnerships with some of the major cultural institutions active in contemporary arts. She regularly advises contemporary music organisations including PRSf and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Previous projects include the Ether Festival at South Bank, Shhh! Goes digital at the V&A, Hayward Nights, 555, Faster Than Sound ( part of Aldeburgh Festival ) and many more. In 2006 she completed a Wellcome Trust funded Clore Leadership Fellowship on Arts Leadership. Joana was also Sound Producer for BAC/Punchdrunk's The Masque of Red Death, Culture Tutor of the IDE department at the Royal College of Art, Executive Producer for The Longplayer Trust, Music Curator of EVENTO - Bordeaux’s Art and Architecture Biennial, Producer for Deloitte:Ignite Just Tell The Truth Festival at Royal Opera House curated by Mike Figgis, Associate Producer Artists Project for Serpentine Gallery working on the Yoko Ono Into The Light Smile Installation. Her most recent project was as creative producer of the Photo51 Exhibition at King's Cultural Institute at Somerset House. In 2013 is set up a new production company Artists & Engineers. Currently she is the creative producer and curator at The Vinyl Factory programming Brewer Street Car Park's cultural hub.
Specialties: creative direction, programming, creative sessions facilitation, creative problem solving, project management, production, future planning
Barbican Centre, SouthBank Centre, Warp Records, Rough Trade Shops, Aldeburgh Music, Royal Opera House, King's Cultural Institute, Vinyl Factory, Serpentine Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Roundhouse, Sonar, Artangel, Punchdrunk, Battersea Arts Centre, The Vinyl Factory.
Casio, Nike, Lexus, Maserati, BMW, Paul Smith, Bowers & Wilkins, Moleskine, Cadbury's, Emirates, Niantic Labs, Google,
Royal College of Art, IDE and AA School of Architecture, Sound Development City, Paul Hamlyn Foundation Composers Award, PRSf Live Connections and Organisations funds.
Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Jerwood Charitable Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, British Council, PRS Foundation