Tim Etchells at Lumiere, Durham, UK

November 18, 2021
Tim Etchells at Lumiere, Durham, UK

Tim Etchells exhibits in 'Lumiere', the UK's largest light festival, in Durham, UK, until 21 November 2021.

"Occupying a prominent position in Seaham Marina, this large scale LED text sculpture pairs two well-known phrases, which seem to contradict each other. What are we being told to do?

Fabricated from steel and white LED, reflecting the ebb and flow of the tides, the work also suggests the choices we make, and wider social struggles of compliance and resistance.

Lumiere is the UK's largest light festival and has been transforming cities across the UK since 2009. Each Lumiere festival invites local and international artists to create works that reimagine familiar buildings and public spaces, changing the way we experience our urban surroundings.

Lumiere is produced by Artichoke, creators of extraordinary art in unusual places. Artichoke works with UK and international artists to produce large-scale artworks and events that live in the memory forever. We aim to inspire and transform people’s lives by changing the way they see the world through art, bringing communities across the UK and beyond together in learning and participation projects, and leaving a legacy of skills and newfound potential behind. Find out more about the company here."

Location: Seaham Marina car park - This is an accessible site and the artwork is in the car park, which is partly closed for public use for the duration of the festival. If accessed on foot, there is a steep incline from the road down to the car park. If you are arriving by car, the site is fully accessible.

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