phantom currents

Installation views, Somers gallery, London, 2023, supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture

liquid crystal displays, videos, microcontrollers, microcomputers, solar panels, solar energy, electricity
dimensions and duration variable

“In London there is a building with a rooftop parapet and stationed behind this parapet is a slanting grid made up of glass and silicon panels. These are solar panels which means that they comprise solar cells, which I am told are also called photovoltaic cells. They are not to be confused with the cells that are found in living organisms though the fact they are also referred to as ‘cells’ is not merely coincidental and very suggestive indeed. Solar panels are a technology that converts sunlight into electricity by way of loosened electrons, but for all its facticity and realism I would be forgiven for finding this abstract.” 

Elaine ML Tam’s press release in full here

a pinched nerve

Installation video, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2021

List of works:

into the matter into the molecule into the atom behind the dreams
video, three synchronised liquid crystal displays, anodised aluminium, 105 x 97.5 x 34.5 cm, 19 mins, 40 secs

hearing the sound of a voice it searches for the absent pulse
two light panels, two microcontrollers, 2 x 136 x 98.5 cm

live stereo sound, contact microphones fixed to walls of neighbouring rooms, amplifier, mixer, speakers, dimensions variable

into the dermis into the fat past the hair follicle close to the adrenaline
two videos out of sync, two liquid crystal displays, anodised aluminium, 132.5 x 70 x 50 cm, 1 min, 16 secs

any repeated physical phenomenon may be used as a clock
video, liquid crystal display, anodised aluminium, 79.5 x 49.5 x 31.5, 1 min, 10 secs

to maintain a rhythm repetition must have gap divisions of no more than three seconds
two light panels, two microcontrollers, 2 x 67.5 x 200 cm

The Pacemaker

Installation view, 4K video projection, stereo sound, 7 min 6 sec looped


Intimacy in Four Acts

Installation views, Metenkov House Photography Museum, Ekaterinburg, 2017, supported by Arts Council England and British Council


Four films:

1. Introduction, 8:56
2. A Conversation with an Acquaintance, 5:11
3. A Conversation with a Friend, 7:37
4. A Conversation with a Lover, 8:27