‘Ashes’ by Steve McQueen [installation]

We recently worked with the Whitworth, Manchester to install Steve McQueen’s ‘Ashes’ in one of the Whitworth’s newly built gallery spaces. The work is a 2-channel video installation presented in 4K resolution via Blackmagic Hyperdeck and Sony 4K projectors. The audio is 8-channel ‘immersive surround’ via Fohhn Audio DSP system controller. James Islip and Mark […]

Twilight Language [installation]

Twilight Language is a new exhibition at The Whitworth Manchester by Raqs Media Collective from New Delhi, India. A multi-faceted show across multiple gallery spaces, including 17 video installations. We spent most of September 2017 working at The Whitworth, with the artists, curatorial team and the gallery technicians. It’s been a fantastic project to work, […]

Rana Hamadeh: Live sound installation / performance

Lumen were asked by Kiff Bamford and Harold Offeh of Leeds Beckett University to provide the sound equipment installation for artist Rana Hamadeh‘s live sound play/peformance at The Tetley in Leeds, as part of the symposium ‘Performance and Uncertainty’. The performance is titled ‘Can You Make a Pet of Him Like a Bird or Put […]

Film Festival Production & ‘Pop-Up’ Cinema

Lumen have over 10 years experience of setting up film screenings in non-cinema venues and ‘pop-up’ spaces. We have worked with Leeds International Film Festival, Flatpack Festival, Leeds Young Film Festival, Holmfirth Film Festival, as well as many other organisations and events that have film content, such as Lawrence Batley Theatre, Hull2017, Recon, Bradford Literature Festival, […]

Christmas in Leeds

Lumen were commissioned by Leeds BID to create forward thinking, innovative Christmas lights using projection. We have come up with two projection installations running at different sites in Leeds City Centre. RADIAL at O2 Academy. James Islip at Lumen, alongside Dave Lynch and Antony Kitson, are combining their talents to beam an eye-catching projection of winter themes […]

Pilot Theatre // Vespertine

Short excerpt from the 10th Vespertine Event in May 2016 at English Heritage’s Cold War Bunker in Acomb, York. “Imagine a world where humans are forced to live underground, the surface uninhabitable. Technology has become the only way to reach out and connect. Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal take you underground and into the […]

Lumen: support for artists & creative projects

  Video piece by Sam Meech commissioned by Virgin Records, projectors supplied and installed by Lumen.  We work with artists and creative organisations in a number of ways. We hire out audio/visual equipment, we hire out technicians with a range of skills; sound engineers, projectionists, gallery and museum technicians and video tech. But these are services […]

New project: The Water Sinks Down With Them

In conjunction with Opera North’s epic presentation of Wagner’s complete Ring cycle, a new sound and film installation by artist Emma Critchley comes to Leeds Central Library from Monday 16 to Thursday 26 May. Commissioned by Opera North Projects, The water sinks down with them is an immersive installation that holds the evolution of human consciousness within the […]

Katrina Palmer: The Necropolitan Line

Towards the end of 2015, our technical team has been working with artist Katrina Palmer and the Henry Moore Institute on their new exhibition ‘The Necropolitan Line’. Our role within the project was to understand the sound aesthetic that Katrina wanted as part of the exhibition, and then help design and install both the physical […]