Exhibition: To the Moon and Back - Artists Exploring Outer Space
May
12
to Jun 9

Exhibition: To the Moon and Back - Artists Exploring Outer Space

Pale Blue Dot have been included in the exhibition ‘To the Moon and Back: Artists Exploring Outer Space’ at Mirror Gallery, Reading.

Exhibition dates: Sun 12 May – Sun 9 June 2019

Participating artists: Lewis Andrews, Steve Barritt, Nadim Chaufi, Sarah Edmondson, Simon Gregory, Claire Scherzinger, Mita Solanky, Pale Blue Dot.

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super/collider x Sail Britain Expedition: Ardrossan to Oban
May
4
to May 11

super/collider x Sail Britain Expedition: Ardrossan to Oban

super/collider is collaborating with Sail Britain on a sailing expedition from Ardrossan to Oban via the Crinan Canal. I am delighted to be the lead artist on this residency.

Selected Resident Artists
Antoine Bertin
Cristina Tarquini
Josefina Nelimarkka
Becky Probert
Charles Binns
Eva Köhle


Bridging the disciplines of art, science and astronomy, this residency is a unique programme offering a view into the hidden worlds of the ocean, both above and below the surface, and looking far above to the universal forces which govern its rhythms. It will also be an opportunity to learn to harness the power of the wind to travel under sail through some of Britain’s most beautiful coastline on an ocean-going sailing boat. under the guidance of super/collider’s Louise Beer and sailor Oliver Beardon, artists will have space to explore topics from the micro to the macro in a unique environment.

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Lumen: THE COSMIC SUBLIME / PIE FACTORY MARGATE
Apr
25
to Apr 28

Lumen: THE COSMIC SUBLIME / PIE FACTORY MARGATE

Within this exhibition, Lumen present the works of artists whose work relates to; astronomy, light, the sublime, divinity, infinity and incomprehension.

The concept of the sublime has long been associated to both fields of astronomy. Derived from the Latin “sublimis”, the sublime is translated as “set or raised aloft, high up”- etymologically the word “sublime” is very much linked to the space above our planet and to what may inhabit it.

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LIZARD POINT ARTIST RESIDENCY // MAYES CREATIVE X LUMEN
Mar
28
to Mar 31

LIZARD POINT ARTIST RESIDENCY // MAYES CREATIVE X LUMEN

This residency is set up to help like-minded artists from multi-disciplines develop their practice in a relaxed, yet productive environment. Staying on site, next door to the famous Lizard Lighthouse, artists will have the opportunity to create works responding to the variety of astronomical sights found there, as well as be inspired by the incredible communication heritage along this very special part of the SW coastal path. Work inspired by the residency will be showcased in exhibitions in Cornwall, London and Isles of Scilly (tbc).

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Bompas and Parr: The Scent of Other Worlds
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Bompas and Parr: The Scent of Other Worlds

From Friday 1st March to Sunday 3rd March a unique immersive sensory experience is coming to London, allowing people to visit the planets in our solar system through the medium of smell, sight and sound. 

Designed by Bompas & Parr for Virgin’s Live Life Better content series, the three-day exhibition, at Lumen, a gallery located in a crypt beneath St. John’s Church, Bethnal Green.

The experience, which combines sculptures from Lucy Hardcastle Studio and scents composed by Design in Scent, allows visitors to step inside a stylised planetarium where the planets of our solar system have been rendered in a highly sniffable sculptures, to an interplanetary soundscape conceived by Louise Beer and John Hooper and paired with sensorial visuals.

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Lumen: Envisioning Other Worlds Exhibition
Feb
15
to Feb 24

Lumen: Envisioning Other Worlds Exhibition

Visualising other worlds is a collaborative exhibition curated by artists Melanie King and Martha Gray. The exhibitions theme "Envisioning Other Worlds" is inspired by the ever-present curiosity within human nature to explore the unknown, whether that be the microcosm between our feet or the vast emptiness of space and created through the Raw Labs Art and Science Public Engagement residency.

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FALLING STARS // STELLA CADENTI // LUMEN RESIDENCY 2018 EXHIBITION, THE CRYPT GALLERY
Jan
25
to Jan 27

FALLING STARS // STELLA CADENTI // LUMEN RESIDENCY 2018 EXHIBITION, THE CRYPT GALLERY

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Dates: 25-27 January 2019
VenueThe Crypt Gallery Euston, Euston Rd, Bloomsbury, London NW1 2BA

Private View: Friday 25 January 7 - 9PM
Saturday: 12 - 6PM
Sunday: 12 - 6PM

The culmination of Lumen’s Residency in Atina, Italy, between 1-17 August 2018. The resident artists and exhibition have been curated by Louise Beer, Melanie King, Rebecca Huxley and Natasha Sabatini.

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super/collider: Science Museum/ SUN Late
Nov
28
10:00 PM22:00

super/collider: Science Museum/ SUN Late

Join us on 28 November at the Science Museum Late for some solar themed activities. Artist Liz West will present a talk on light and perception, explaining how her artistic investigations into the nature of perception have revealed that our understanding of colour can only be realised through the presence of light. Diego Valente will be running a cyanotype workshop, intertwining one of the earliest photographic processes with modern technology, using digital images to print onto pre-sensitised cyanotype paper. there will also be an opportunity to make a solargraph camera with Anthony Carr, to capture long exposure pinhole camera photographs of the sun’s path

Image Credit: NASA/Carla Thomas.

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Lumen: THE IDEA OF ABSENCE, NICK SCAMMELL & SIMON HEAD // ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Nov
22
to Nov 25

Lumen: THE IDEA OF ABSENCE, NICK SCAMMELL & SIMON HEAD // ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Opening event: 22nd November 2018
Exhibition Continues: 23-25th November 2018, 12-6pm.

Nick Scammell and Simon Head, resident at Lumen Studios during August of this year, present new work inspired by the fabric of the church above the crypt. Nick Scammell will present a variety of book-works exploring silence and value, while Simon Head will present a series of drawings and a book of photographic works. The artists will also present a collaborative work, comprising poetry and drawing. See more about Nick Scammell and Simon Head’s residency.

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Lumen: RE-IMAGINING LIFE ON EARTH : Lumen: COSMIC DEBRIS, ALEKSANDRA BORYS & MARCIO KERBER CANABARRO
Nov
15
to Nov 18

Lumen: RE-IMAGINING LIFE ON EARTH : Lumen: COSMIC DEBRIS, ALEKSANDRA BORYS & MARCIO KERBER CANABARRO

Opening event: 15th November 2018
Exhibition Continues: 15-18 November 2018

“re-Imagining life on Earth : Cosmic Debris” is a durational choreographic installation created with things found on the streets, in trashcans, in space. This gentle act addresses questions of care, slowness and value.

The work allows the audience members to explore the idea of inter-dependency of all life forms and the different evolutionary technologies inherent to distinct species.

The slow transformation of the space is an invitation to explore and reflect upon the fiction of what a future-archeology-of-impact may be like. What kind of artefacts will represent our life's contribution to the development of Earth.

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Lumen: THE SHAPE OF LIGHT, ZANNY MELLOR AND JESSICA RAYNER / ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Lumen: THE SHAPE OF LIGHT, ZANNY MELLOR AND JESSICA RAYNER / ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

When: Open evening: 28 March 2018 only, 6 - 9PM.
Where: Lumen Studios, The Crypt, St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA.

This residency represents a first-time collaboration between artists Zanny Mellor and Jessica Rayner. Their project will directly relate to the architecture and shadows of the crypt, exploring the opposites of darkness and light and aiming to establish a sensually challenging environment. Layering translucent materials within the space, an immersive installation will emerge that is reminiscent of an aperture or void. The experimentation period will enable the artists to expand their practice through new materials and territories, posing questions about our perceptual understanding of light and our sense of immediate environment.

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Lumen: Print the Moon
Sep
29
8:30 PM20:30

Lumen: Print the Moon

Join us on Margate beach steps to view the Moon with astronomer Paul Hill and Lumen Studios. Paul Hill will help you to take a photograph of the Moon through his telescopes, and Lumen will help you to print your image using Polaroid film.

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Lumen: WHITE OUT: A NEW STORY PROJECT ABOUT A MAN AND HIS BRAIN, BY MARTHA ORBACH
Sep
27
to Sep 30

Lumen: WHITE OUT: A NEW STORY PROJECT ABOUT A MAN AND HIS BRAIN, BY MARTHA ORBACH

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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.

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Lumen: In Search of Darkness Exhibition
Sep
15
to Oct 4

Lumen: In Search of Darkness Exhibition

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.

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super/collider: The Nature of Sound
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

super/collider: The Nature of Sound

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.

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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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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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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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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)
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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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