We're currently working with Catapult to relaunch Soft Skull Press in NYC. Soft Skull are known for their progressive publishing which included the likes of Dennis Cooper and as they have a new home, we're helping develop the brand for the future. Soft Skull operate at the intersection of literature, music and art so a perfect fit for the way we work too. Plenty more cross platform creativity coming up...
A recent invitation to speak and hold a masterclass at #Narrative17 a conference held by the Initiative of Narrative Journalism in Amsterdam. Title of the talk: 'Conception and Perception - on the hypermythology of images today, the evolution of perception, the illusion of choice and the potential power of fiction to decode obfuscation. Also exploring where narrative fits in with accelerated technologies.
The masterclass was on deploying cross disciplinary collaboration to produce more impactful work.
Fellow speakers included (Chair) Jacqui Banaszynski, CNN's John Sutter, NPR's Lulu Miller and James Cook from Radio 4.
How do we control narratives in the age of disinformation? Michael Salu will be talking about his professional processes at 'Amplify Your Story' conference held by the Initiative For Narrative Journalism 18-19 May.
How do we work with images when they're increasingly becoming weapons? A conversation between Michael Salu and John Freeman over at LitHub about creating a literary brand using photography and the weaponisation of images.
Bearspace Gallery host a small collaborative show with Michael Salu and the maestro Rut Blees Luxemburg this November. They take a wander with the lost and invisible 'souls' of our gold plated municipal landscapes. They're also also giving a talk in the gallery on 6 November.
Production title: Malcolm & Mao (working title)
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Short Film (10 minutes approx)
Project format: TBC
Production location: Milan
Production Company: HAP!
Company website: http://www.salu.io/ http://www.michaelsalu.com/
Director & Writer: Michael Salu
Producer: Vinca L. Gilbert-Dascent
Audition Location: TBC
Shooting Location: Milan
Compensation: Included. specifics TBC
Call Backs: TBC
Shooting Starts: SEP 2016 (3-4 days shooting)
Shooting Ends: SEP 2016
In a near future world that is only just beginning to recover from neoliberal economic implosion in the West, a young journalist visits a Chinese software company for a scoop and leaves with a little more than she imagined.
Please send applications with CVs and showreels to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The roles require real character development and and an ability to navigate quite dense dialogue, so professional actors with significant training and/or experience to apply.
The female role is quite specific, the male more general at present. Please see the character profiles below for more.
[THE JOURNALIST] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 25-35]
She is a young but highly erudite black woman and carries a lot of poise beyond her years. There were some bad experiences in her youth, it's carried a little in her eyes, but she chose to overcome these through education and ambition. She embodies what our artificial intelligence negates due to hegemonic ideas of power, authority and beauty. She’s aware of the futility of the left and the way it has languished in fragmented folk politics, but is part of a new generation, a young spirited movement looking forward.
[NAMELESS EXECUTIVE] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 25-35]
Our nameless executive is a cocksure western male, exuding a synthetic charm. He knows data. The importance of it, how to drive change and make decisions. He’s been involved in a number of tech start ups. Most of them successful. Any failures do not hinder is confidence, given his understanding of the variables involved in managing large amounts of information and awareness of how we as a society and source of information feed into it. He’s built a career in the big cities, carries the big city surface level showmanship well, appearing almost infallible, but struggles to understand the less tangible, the emotional, the instinctual. He’s mastered the art of the sale and is excited to share this news.
It's on the tip of your tongue. You can't find the words. But can you find the gesture?
In the next edition of Local Transport’s residency at Southbank Centre, art collective Cassiopeia, writer and artist Louise Stern, and author and criticLauren Elkin take the stage for an hour (plus a short intermission) of performances and readings exploring how we make sense of the world and each other.
Tuesday 31 May
Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall, London
Join us for drinks after at the Central Bar.
We're delighted to join Piano Day 2016 - a world wide celebration of the piano - with this specially commissioned short film. This compact meditative piece made in collaboration with Float PR, will be part of the works shown at London's Piano Day event in the De Montford Suite at The Town Hall Hotel followed swifly by an online release.
A TEDx Talk
Our lives are massively bombarded by images. Should we celebrate that fact or dread its consequences? As a creator of images, Michael Salu is interested in communication they provoke. Can communication through images nd our advancement with digital experiences actually help us reach a greater level of empathy for each other? Or should we fear the reverse?
Michael Salu’s story The Nod explores identity through virtual reality and appears in issue 1 (Arrival) of Freeman’s Journal.
I spoke with Freeman’s Journal about some of the underlying elements structure my recent art practice, which is manifesting in both text and image as I explore the representation through the physical and the digital.
I joined one of the select panels for the Berlinale Critics Week with seminal film artist Lewis Klahr. We discussed his recent work Sixty Six and the boundaries of definition we create within art and film.