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Cold Light

Lindsay Seers & Keith Sargent
29 April – 17 July 2022
Matt’s Gallery, London

Cold Light

Lindsay Seers & Keith Sargent, Cold Light, 2022. Courtesy of the artists and Matt’s Gallery, London

The inaugural exhibition in Matt’s Gallery’s new Nine Elms space is a new video installation and virtual reality work by Lindsay Seers & Keith Sargent.

Slippages and repetitions weave between real and virtual elements – sculptural and architectural elements recur, rendered and recombined physically and digitally, calling into question distinctions between materiality and representation.

The exhibition has been shaped by the artists’ research into the life and work of Nikola Tesla, the title drawing on historic references to the first electric lights. No longer reliant on fire for illumination, the new electric light bulbs were referred to as ‘Cold Light.’

Tesla was an inventor, engineer and futurist who performed scientific experiments theatrically, as a showman. He is best known for his contributions to the design of the Alternating Current electrical system. The work takes inspiration from Tesla’s visionary revelations in science, his extraordinary consciousness and his non-normative brain. He considered himself to be an automaton reacting to internal and external stimuli.

Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm
Matt’s Gallery, 6 Charles Clowes Road, London SW11 7AN

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