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Exhibitions

2011

Materials: Cardboard and wooden structure with steel platform. Cardboard tubes, cardboard star and diamond forms, wooden stairs, 22 minute HD video with 5.1 surround sound, masked projection onto an elevated circular screen. Monitor work on a plinth, free novel on shelves.

Essay: Lindsay Seers – It has to be this way2. Author: Ole Hagen.

“I was her mother but she was never my daughter and now she has gone missing I can honestly say that I never loved her...

Materials: Cardboard and wooden structure, 22 minute DVD projection with 5.1 surround sound onto two masked MDF circular screens on mobile TV arms, monitor with headphones embedded in structure wall, free novel to take away.

Lindsay Seers' work is concerned with photography, a seemingly innocent medium which saturates our daily lives but which she believes is an underestimated, powerful tool which alters human consciousness. She is interested in how photography affects experience. Emerging from a tradition of conceptual and...

2010

It has to be this way¹˙⁵ Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth | 23 October 2010 - 2 January 2011

Materials: Cardboard and wooden structure, two masked circular  MDF screens on mobile TV arms, DVD projection with 5.1 surround sound, cardboard star, 2 monitors and plinths with headphones, 2 DVDs with stereo sound, benches, free novel to take away.

In 1999 a young woman was involved in a moped accident. She suffered damage to both her short and long-term memory and was left unable to decipher her experiences. A year later she went missing in Rome and has subsequently not been found.
It has to be this way1.5 is a new commission by aspex and...

It has to be this way² | Mead Gallery | 9 October - 11 December 2010

Materials: Cardboard and wooden structure, steel platform with iron balcony, wooden stairs, cardboard tubes, cardboard star and diamond, HD projection with 5.1 surround sound, monitor with DVD and headphones, bench, free novel to take away on shelves.

Press Release: Mead Gallery. Author: Sarah Shalgosky

“I was her mother but she was never my daughter and now she has gone missing, I can honestly say that I never loved her.”

This short sentence that...

Hands On|Galerie Raum Mit Licht | 4 March - 22 April 2010

Materials: Series of mouth photographs mounted in box frames.

Galerie Raum Mit Licht, Vienna, Austria

Catalogue Essay: The Fatal Kiss Of The Shutter. Author: John Hilliard.

If Henry Cornelius's 1955 film I Am A Camera (based on Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories) does not literalise the title's proposition in its on-screen action, then Dziga Vertov, speaking of his seminal 1929 avant-garde production The Man With The Movie Camera, comes closer: 'I am the...

Broadcast commission '3 Minute Wonder series', Channel 4 | 27, 28, 29, 30 Sept & 18, 19, 20, 21 Oct

Press release: Whitechapel Gallery, Thursday 16 September 2010

JARMAN AWARD-WINNER LINDSAY SEERS
3 MINUTE WONDERS COMMISSION ON NATIONAL TELEVISION

Winner of the 2009 Film London Jarman Award Lindsay Seers uses a dark combination of performance, film and installation to interweave history, literature and philosophy in works founded on strange truths.

For her 3 Minute Wonders commission Seers has produced four films that chart aspects of her life and artistic practice, related through a myriad of tales told by those who have known her....

Materials: Cardboard and wooden structure with steel platform. Cardboard tubes, cardboard star and diamond forms, wooden stairs, 22 minute HD video with 5.1 surround sound, masked projection onto an elevated circular screen. Monitor work on a plinth, free novel on shelves to be taken away.

Essay: Escaping the Fortress of Memory: Archive Pathology in Lindsay Seers’ art. Author: Louise Wolthers, August 2011

This is a manuscript for an article written for the anthology...

Materials: 2 synchronized DVD projections with 5.1 surround sound projected onto 4m wide wooden projection screens built at an angle to the wall.

Arts Council Collection

Excerpt from: Human Camera. Author: M. Anthony Penwill.

The Truth Was Always There is Seers' most technically ambitious film. It is presented as a split screen narrative that traces the skein of connections between her family and  the history of medieval philosophy and alchemy. It is also the most unnerving...

Persistence of Vision | FACT, Liverpool | 18 June - 30 August 2010

Materials: Cardboard and wooden structure, two masked circular  MDF screens on mobile brackets, DVD projection with 5.1 surround sound, cardboard star,  monitor with headphones, DVD with stereo sound, bench, free novel to take away.

Exhibition text: Persistence of Vision, FACT

With so many technologies for recording and archiving visual information, it is not clear whether our memories are better or worse as a result. Things we remember on hard drives do not necessarily stick in the mind.
A new show at FACT explores issues...

2009

It has to be this way | Matt's Gallery, London | 21 January–15 March 2009

Materials: Cardboard and wooden structure, 2 masked circular  MDF screens on mobile brackets, DVD projection with 5.1 surround sound, 2 cardboard stars, 2 monitors with headphones, 2 DVDs with stereo sound, bench, free novel.

From a tangle of manuscripts, research notes and fateful box of photographs, Lindsay seers tries to make sense of her step-sisters strange and desperate variant of in which photographs become a means of divination. The search for her missing sibling takes the artist to the Vatican library in Rome where Queen Christina of Sweden's manuscripts...