The School of Music and Fine Art were delighted to welcome Lindsey Seers to the next of our Visiting Artists series.
30th October, 2014
- Clock Tower Building (formerly BridgeWardens College), Lecture Theatre
- Free, everyone welcome
Lindsay Seers is an artist based in London but working internationally.
She is currently exhibiting in MIRRORCITY, Hayward Gallery, London 14th October 2014 – 4th January 2015.
Seer’s practice is one of storytelling. Her stories are told through unique combinations of photography, performance, video, animation and installation. Because she weaves together history(s), philosophical concepts, intimate stories and the apparatus of the camera to explore sea-faring and migration her work is astonishingly relevant for students working in the Chatham Historic Dockyard.
Students throughout the School of Music and Fine Art will be particularly interested in how Seers reconfigures the past and the way that different narratives can be told. Our current understanding of how the personal and the collective, the factual and the fictional are unfolded, enabling us to ask – who tells the story, whose story is it, what is our role as readers and, crucially, can different stories be told?
As our site here in Chatham is replete with historical narratives that create an endless repository for investigation of our past and how it shapes the present we are particular delighted to welcome Lindsay to our campus.
Seers’ works embody complex philosophical ideas and ?employ elusive and atmospheric doublings that expose a multilayered analysis of the nature of art, artifice and the role of the artist.
(Emma Dexter, ’60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future’, Thames & Hudson)
Seers’ is the recipient of the Sharjah Art Foundation Production Award ?2012 and the Paul Hamlyn Award 2010.
In 2009 she won the Derek Jarman Award
For further research please visit Lindsay’s website for information about her practice.