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Exhibitions

2010

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...

Materials: DVD installation with 2 projections and 5.1 surround sound.

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

"Seers takes this logic of projection further. With Bill and the other dummies her recording function is externalised and she expands this into an undertaking to turn herself into a projector. This development is hinted at in the drawing of her body where the cone of what is visible seemingly radiates from her head. The image inexorably recalls earlier ideas of sight where the...

2006

Materials: Ventriloquist's dummy with two heads, two cameras and electronics; 2 monitor works on DVD with headphones; DVD projection with stereo sound, book and shelf, mouth photograph in perspex case.

The exhibition featured a newly commissioned DVD work for Grundy, entitled Under the Influence of Magicians, which specifically draws on the ventriloquist phase of Seers work. The film plots the relationship between the artist's Aunty Barbara and Cyril Critchlow. Peter Seers (Barbara's brother and Lindsay's father) met Cyril ( a Blackpool magician)...

2005

Materials: Video projection, 22 minute DVD with stereo sound (Extramission 5), series of colour mouth photographs, ventriloquist dummy with electronics (Sailors Bill – commissioned by Arts Council and Gallery of Photography), book and shelf, monitor with headphones, 12 minute DVD (Intermission).

Gallery Statement

The work for this exhibition at the Gallery of Photography incorporated a performance, a publication as well as a series of works divided into two major parts and was in collaboration with Gasworks Gallery...

2003

Materials: Camera obscura in fabric and cast iron, paper trees, fan; negative photographs (cross-processed cibachromes), VHS projection and VHS monitor work, two headed dummy with electronics.

Excerpt from: gallery booklet. Author: Lindsay Seers.

"The whole difficulty of the problem that occupies us comes from the fact that we imagine perception to be a kind of photographic view of things, taken from a fixed point by that special apparatus which is called an organ of perception – a photograph which...

Materials: photographs 25cm²  mounted on aluminium, ventriloquist dummy; 2 x 12 minute VHS video work on a monitor; one night screening outside of 12 minute VHS work.

Whilst in Paraguay Seers documented the room in which she was staying, recording details which she believed would almost certainly be erased by time from her memory – quotidian things such as how a table leg meets the floor or the profile of a skirting board and so on. Somehow it seems possible that we have this detailed contingent information of things (in this case of the rooms we live in)...