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.
Lumen are pleased to announce an exhibition at Grizedale Project Space, The Lake District from 15 September - 4 October 2018.
Lumen held a 3 day residency in Grizedale, the Lake District from 6-8 July 2018. Lumen spent 3 days in Grizedale, responding to the naturally dark skies of the forest. During this residency, Lumen were particularly keen to highlight the importance of preserving dark sky areas, raising awareness of the ecological problems caused by light pollution.
What happens when your brain malfunctions? You want to move but you're frozen. The team are trying to fix it - electicity, surgery, programming. In a series of prints and hand-drawn animation, White Out charts one man's attempt to understand what is happening to him and keep track of the line between himself and his symptoms. It is a collaboration between artist Martha Orbach and patients and staff at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Join super/collider on August 29 at the Ace Hotel for an evening of biology, neuroscience and soundscapes.
Dr Simon Jones will introduce the physiology of hearing and the intersection of reality, illusion and perception in the auditory world. how do animals use sound to navigate their own survival? how is noise pollution impacting the environment? Prof Angus Carlyle will speak about the concept of deep listening, and the relationship between sound and the environment. the evening will end with a talk and sound performance by artist Antoine Bertin.
John Hooper and I have collaborated on a piece of work called Infinite Journey for this exhibition.
‘An exhibition of new works seeking to be void of any content, subject or meaning.’
I had an hour long conversation with Jude Cowan Montague on Resonance 104.4FM about my practice and the activities of Lumen.
You can listen to the show here.
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 Carr, Louise Beer (Lumen), Chris Plant & Louis Schamroth-Green (typethingc).
Tickets are available and limited, please book your tickets through Eventbrite.
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.
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.
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.
The Wildgoose Memorial Library presents LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Collecting & Interpreting Human Skulls & Hair in Late 19th Century London at the Lumen Crypt Gallery St. John on Bethnal Green from 8th – 10th June 2018.
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
With the purpose of addressing a discussion on the contemporary understanding of light, this one day-event, and exhibition, will celebrate the role of light in arts and culture.
Join super/collider for an evening of star-gazing and mind-expanding learning at Second Home's newly opened top floor, including roof terrace just off Brick Lane, London.
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/
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.
The Space in Between by Anna Gray at Lumen Gallery / Solo Show Award Recipient, Lumen Atina Residency 2017
Private View: Thursday 1 March 2018, 6 - 9PM.
Open 1 - 6PM, 2 - 4 March.
Anna won the Lumen Residency Solo Show Award for her beautiful work on the Lumen Residency in Atina in 2017.
Accompanied by Louise Beer and Rebecca Huxley, fellow co-directors of Lumen Studios.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.