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An immersive art installation that deconstructs the analog tools and processes of the studio at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London in 1999

“Stealing Beauty: British Design Now” brought together a collection of British designers who were searching for a new method and meaning in design. This cross disciplinary exhibition was curated by Claire Catterall for the ICA in London in 1999, in 2000 it was toured to the Mead Gallery in Warwick.

The Light Surgeons exhibit drew its inspiration from the old secondhand analogue equipment that had become their trade mark for their visual displays in 90’s club culture. The resulting installation was a mixed media piece which combined film, slide, video, collage, print making and sculpture.

The piece used recycled old film and slide equipment, dyeline print artwork and 16mm film collages. These were fused together with an array of different projections to form an elaborate deconstruction of their processed based approach to image making; blurring the boundaries between design and art.

Collaborating Artists: Chris Allen, Andy Flywheel, Rob Rainbow & Jude Greenaway.

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