The Lighthouse by Louisa Martin

The Lighthouse by Louisa Martin

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Digital C-Type print on Fuji Crystal Archive photographic paper | 254 x 203mm (10×8”) Edition of 30 +5AP. 2014.

Produced alongside her solo exhibition The Lighthouse, Louisa Martin’s The Lighthouse depicts the protragonist of The Lighthouse, a series of short videos whose themes and characters are interlinked. The body double, the dancer, mimicry and lip-synching, costume and prosthetics all feature in order to explore the effects of living through digital selves on our subjective, internal sense of the sensual, material, bodily self. The Lighthouse functions as an extended metaphor, or pataphor, for the internal space of the protagonist, and for the constructed space of video projection. The works are conceived as isolated and floating heterotopias for imaginary and impossible alternatives, in which the self only exists when performatively invoked. Read more about the project here.

Louisa Martin works with live performance, video, sound and drawing. Recent exhibitions and performances include Whitstable Biennale, 2014; The Everything and Nothing Problem, Jerwood Space, 2013; Album2, Five Years, 2013; Of Course, Stour Valley Arts 2013; Artists in Residence Whitechapel Gallery, 2012 and Veracity of Memory, Serpentine Gallery Project Space 2012.

Louisa’s short story As If (2013) was published by Tate Modern as a metafictional resource for encountering the Tate Collection, and documents some of the initial thinking that led to The Lighthouse. Louisa is an Associate Artist with Stour Valley Arts.