Brontë Parsonage Museum – ‘How My Light is Spent’ Audio/Visual Installation

Lumen were invited by the Brontë Parsonage Museum to install a new immersive installation in the cellar of the Brontë Parsonage. The installation is titled ‘How My Light is Spent‘ and is the vision of screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce. The installation is a collaboration of artist Jo Pocock of The Lantern Company, Illuminos and Lumen. Lumen […]

Poor Image Projects A/V installations

Over the summer, Lumen sponsored Poor Image Projects with A/V equipment over three separate installations and events around Leeds. Poor Image Projects (PIP) is a new venture that explores the audio-visual in all its guises – be it computer-generated, analogue, high-definition, tactile, technical or sensual. Led by Leeds-based artists Anya Stewart-Maggs and Bethan Hughes, the project intends […]

M.I.F. – Ibrahim Mahama at The Whitworth, Manchester

Lumen were asked by The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, to install Ghanaian artist, Ibrahim Mahama‘s latest artwork for the Manchester International Festival. The video piece is within the exhibition titled ‘Parliament of Ghosts‘ and it compromises of 7 channels of synchronised video housed within a ‘concrete’ silo inside of The Whitworth Gallery. Seven, 16:9 native, […]

Projections for film: Lawrence Abu Hamdan

James Islip (Lumen) has been working with Beirut-based artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan on two recent artist short films. Walled Unwalled is a single channel 20 minute performance-video installation. The performance comprises of an interlinking series of narratives derived from legal cases that revolved around evidence that was heard or experienced through walls. It consists of […]

William Kentridge ‘Thick Time’ – Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Lumen were asked by the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, to install William Kentridge’s ‘Thick Time’ – a large scale, audio-visual multi-installation. The exhibition features no less than 23 projectors, from small 4000 lumen XGA projectors through to large 7000 lumen laser projectors and multiple sound systems, from stereo through to 8 channel surround, across 5 […]

Sheffield Doc/Fest – Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard’s ‘DOUBLETHINK’

In June, Lumen were commissioned by artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard to install their new video work, ‘DOUBLETHINK’, at the 25th Sheffield Doc/Fest. The installation was of two video pieces, titled ‘HOPE’ and ‘HATE’, that were installed inside two long shipping containers. Each container featured a rear projection with bespoke screen and 5.1 surround […]

Flatpack Film Festival

At the end of April, Lumen worked on Birmingham’s Flatpack Film Festival. Flatpack is an eclectic mix of film screenings, performances and assorted film contraptions. This was Lumens 9th year working on festival, if memory serves us correctly. We’ve worked with the festival while it has grown and evolved to require a diverse array of […]

Christmas in Leeds 2017

Following on from last Christmas, Lumen were commissioned once more by Leeds BID to create innovative Christmas lights using projection. Students from Leeds Arts University worked closely with James Islip to create Christmas animations to be projected on the lifting tower in Wellington Place and around Leeds City Centre.   In addition to the lifting tower, Lumen […]