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Exhibitions

2011

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

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....

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

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.

This filmic work set in a model of an African slave fort implicitly critiques European colonialism through the specifics of individual biographies set against the implications of the relationship to the large historical narratives of the history of exploitation and violence.

Press Release: Mead...

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

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...

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...

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

Materials: Cardboard and wooden structure finished with clouts, metal chimney, screen, 13 minute video projection with sound from 3 channels.

Tate Collection

Essay: Travelling beyond reason. Author: Ole Hagen

As she stands in the doorway with her suitcase, for a brief moment I’m unsure of whether the artist I’ve come to know so intimately is just arriving or just leaving this time. When she says good­bye, I recall her current travel route, but it occurs to me that ‘that which travels’...

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...

2007

Materials: 2 screen synchronised DVD projection with surround sound; wooden and cardboard structure with DVD projection and 3 channel sound, monitor DVD work on headphones, ventriloquist's dummy with electronics and cameras, series of photographs.

Excerpt from: Richard Grayson's text in Smart Paper ‘Swallowing Black Maria’

Seers’ recent interest in Thomas Edison’s first film studio continues a path of convergence. The building constructed in 1893 was known as the Black Maria. named after the van used by police...