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.
Join us for an evening exploring the oceans with talks and screenings by artists Kasia Molga and Amy Cutler and a live visual performance by Kristina Pulejkova.
Dates: 25-27 January 2019
Venue: The 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.
Join X-ray Audio and sonic innovator Thurston Moore for a unique evening celebrating rebel sounds, bootleg technology and cold war culture in film, words and music cut live with vintage recording devices at Miranda at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, on 16 January 2019 at 7pm.
Join us on 5 Dec for sound machines – part of super/collider’s Science of Sound series at Ace Hotel. the event will feature live performances of DIY sound machines from Graham Dunning and the opportunity to handle creations by Look Mum No Computer.
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.
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.
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.
Venue: Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX
Open event: 2nd November, 7 - 10.30pm
On 2 November, Lumen created two installations at Stratford Circus, in an evening exploring light and sound though multiple art forms. Find out more on the Stratford Circus website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.