Sunday 16 October 2022
Lindsay Seers and Keith Sargent
Cold Light at Turner Contemporary
Cold Light by Lindsay Seers and Keith Sargent opens at Turner Contemporary, 22 October 2022 - 8 January 2023. Cold Light, a new video installation and virtual reality work, was first shown at Matt's Gallery earlier this year and was developed in partnership with Turner Contemporary and E-WERK Luckenwalde.
The exhibition has been shaped by the artists’ research into the life and work of Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) – an inventor, engineer, and futurist whose ideas about using naturally occurring electromagnetic fields to provide energy remain remarkable. Its title draws on historic references to the first electric light bulbs: no longer reliant on fire for illumination, the new electric lights were referred to as ‘Cold Light.’
'Electricity and magnetism are interconnected phenomena and nearly every occurrence in daily activity stems from the electromagnetic force. The eye is powered by electricity. The activity of the human brain has been defined in relation to an electromagnetic field produced by the brain itself. Tesla said we will never understand electricity.' - Lindsay Seers