Thoughtful Planet 2
Jun
27
to Sep 30

Thoughtful Planet 2

I am exhibiting my piece, In Saturating Blackness, at Thoughtful Planet 2. The exhibition is a multi-disciplinary exhibition displaying artistic responses to our environmental crisis. The collection is reflective, thought-provoking and imaginative; artists have explored climate change, environmental political issues and our consumerist culture, within their practice.

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A Moon Gathering // super/collider X Ellie Tsatsou
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

A Moon Gathering // super/collider X Ellie Tsatsou

Join super/collider for an intimate gathering focused on the Moon, inspired by the photographic project of Ellie Tsatsou entitled ‘Moon Series’. the Moon Series is a sequence of soft photographs of our earth's natural satellite, with the intention to allude the sense of scale of our known universe and to note a broader, wider perspective on life. as observed from various places of our planet, and by preserving the moon's perceived size as seen by the naked human eye, these photographs act as an invite to stargaze, intuit, gather and wonder.

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Flux Events: Site-Specific Art
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Flux Events: Site-Specific Art

The panel will at look at how Site-specific art has evolved from the 1960s to now. Flux will be asking our media artists, how they respond to different spaces in the public and private realms? What makes Site-specific art challenging for them in the context of Media Art? And how does the use of media, light, digital technologies or projection mapping enable artists to engage with different spaces in new and groundbreaking ways?

Speakers for the event are; Alexandra CarrLouise Beer (Lumen)Chris Plant & Louis Schamroth-Green (typethingc).

Tickets are available and limited, please book your tickets through Eventbrite.

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super/collider summer solstice party at Ace Hotel
Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

super/collider summer solstice party at Ace Hotel

Join us for an afternoon of solar-themed activities on the roof of the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. Learn about the Sun with astrophysicist Lucie Green and view our nearest star through the Ace Hotel in-house 204mm Dobsonian telescope, customised by super/collider, and also with Paul Hill's specialised solar telescope. We'll also be running a drop-in cyanotype workshop and curating art installations throughout the space.

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Print the Moon at Photofusion
Jun
22
10:00 PM22:00

Print the Moon at Photofusion

  • Photofusion 17A Electric Lane, London, SW9 8LA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In conjunction with Into the Night, join us on the rooftop of Photofusion with astronomer Paul Hill and Lumen Studios. Paul Hill will give a talk about lunar science, and guide us to take photographs of the Moon through a collection of telescopes. Lumen will then guide participants to print their iPhone image of the Moon onto Polaroid Originals film. At the end of the event, you will be able to take home your unique polaroid of the Moon.

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Lumen X Not Quite Light, Night Lights at Saint Phillips Church
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Lumen X Not Quite Light, Night Lights at Saint Phillips Church

A night of art, light, new music, performance, poetry, ghost stories and cocktails.

What a night this will be, in the beautiful, elegant Georgian interior of St. Philips Church on Chapel Street.

The evening begins with an inspirational light installation, curated by Lumen Studios, called bring Your Own Beamer. 10 light artists will bring there own projectors and light sources to create a breathtaking art work for one night only. This is will take place throughout the event. There will also be an exhibition of photographs by Melanie King, showing work from her project ‘Ancient Light’, printed using traditional photographic techniques.

Image: Irresistible Distance, Hondartza Fraga

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Lumen Presentation at Vivid Projects
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Lumen Presentation at Vivid Projects

As part of the Space exhibition Lumen member Melanie King will introduce the work of the collective.

Lumen is an art collective, focused on themes of astronomy and light, regularly exhibiting in churches as well as galleries. Through art, exhibitions and seminars they aim to raise a dialogue about how humanity understands existence. https://www.lumenstudios.co.uk/about/

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Exhibition and Moon Viewing with Lumen Studios and Sirius Astronomy
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Exhibition and Moon Viewing with Lumen Studios and Sirius Astronomy

Astronomer Paul Hill will take us on a skywards guided tour, talking lunar science and help us to view the stars and the Moon through a collection of telescopes. With the guidance of Lumen, participants will be able to capture their own astronomical images on their smart phones. This event will run along side a curated exhibition of Birmingham artists called Stellar.

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Melanie King / Ancient Light
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Melanie King / Ancient Light

Melanie King
Accompanied by Louise Beer and Rebecca Huxley, fellow co-directors of Lumen Studios.

Ancient Light
Melanie King is an artist and curator with a specific focus on astronomy. Melanie is currently studying towards a practice based MPhil in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art.

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Open Call: LUMEN RESIDENCY, ITALY, 1 - 17 AUGUST 2018
Feb
26
to Mar 31

Open Call: LUMEN RESIDENCY, ITALY, 1 - 17 AUGUST 2018

About the 2018 Residency Programme
This two-week residency is set up to help like-minded artists from multi-disciplines develop their practice in a relaxed, yet productive environment. The peaceful village of Atina, situated 154km from Rome in the province of Frosinone-Lazio, benefits from natural darkness, natural beauty and is a great spot for viewing the Moon, stars and meteor showers. Staying on site, artists will have the opportunity to create works responding to the variety of astronomical sights found there, to be showcased in exhibitions in Atina and London. Large studio space, observatory trips, telescope access, small local bars/restaurants, film screenings.

Lumen runs this residency in collaboration with Natasha Sabatini, a London based artist, originally from Atina. 

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super/collider presents: Liz West – Luminous Colour
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

super/collider presents: Liz West – Luminous Colour

Join us for an evening with Liz West – a visual artist who creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light.

Working across a variety of mediums, West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works.

She will discuss her interest in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our deeply entrenched relationships to colour.

Liz West graduated from BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture & Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art in 2007.

She regularly exhibits nationally and internationally including at: Bristol Biennial; Natural History Museum, London; Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Manchester; Royal British Society of Sculptors, London; National Media Museum, Bradford.

Tickets are free for members and £3 for non-members.

All proceeds from our cultural programme go to the Kibera Hamlets School in Nairobi, where Second Home has funded the construction of a new school building designed by our architects Selgas Cano.

 

 

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Lumen Open Call: Exhibit at Ugly Duck, 24 - 27 May 2018
Feb
14
to Mar 31

Lumen Open Call: Exhibit at Ugly Duck, 24 - 27 May 2018

Lumen invite exhibition proposals for a group show at Ugly Duck, 24-27 May 2018. Alongside the exhibition, there will be talks, workshops and a film night. 

Open call closes: 31 March 2018

See a film of the past exhibition at Ugly Duck here:
https://vimeo.com/206258840

Theme
The fragility and monumental importance of life on Earth from the darkness of space, and how concepts such as the Overview Effect alter collective perception of ecology.

Exhibition Brief
Through the exhibition, Lumen invite participants to create a new conversation around climate change, and the overall damage and destruction we are causing to our environments. The exhibition will aim to inspire a change of thinking through highlighting the precarious nature of life, and the extraordinary set of circumstances that allow us to exist, in an otherwise, possibly, lifeless universe.

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