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

www.marthaorbach.co.uk

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)
  • 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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