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It has to be this way²

Seers, Lindsay. 2010. It has to be this way². In: "It has to be this way²", National Gallery Denmark, Denmark, 21 May 2010 - 12 June 2011. [Show/Exhibition]

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Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Seers, Lindsay
National Gallery DenmarkDenmark
Abstract or Description:

Solo show incorporating a large scale film installation with publication, commissioned by National Gallery of Denmark; also touring to Mead Gallery, Coventry, and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. The exhibition coincides with the publication of the novella It Has To Be This Way² written by M. Anthony Penwill. Here, research notes, letters, journals and photographs give testimony to Christine Parkes’ story as shown in Lindsay Seers’ two most recent works It has to be this way 1 + 2. The publication is free to visitors throughout the exhibition. (ISBN 978-0-907623-70-0).

It has to be this way² marks the continuation of the artist Lindsay Seer’s filmic, photographic, and psycho-geographic search for her lost half-sister Christine Parkes. Christine suffered amnesia after a scooter accident in Rome and subsequently disappeared. Now, Seers attempts to place herself in her sister’s shoes by following in her footsteps. She dives into their shared archive of photos and selects nine pictures based on a principle of chance. Those pictures determine the outline of her ongoing journey and structure the narrative of the work.

Audiences become involved in her creative process, as the act of observing and understanding shifts through sliding points of view. In Seers’ work, no fixed significance is attached to photographs, films or texts. Her explorations constantly rewrite history and hold an endless potential for different outcomes, all of them inscribed in each other.

Contributors: Penwill, M. A (Author); Matt's Gallery, SMK, Baltic, Mead, M (Publisher); Macrae, R (Architect) and Farnworth, A (Actor)
Official URL: http://www.smk.dk/en/about-smk/press/artikel/new-e...
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Date range: 21 May 2010 - 12 June 2011
Copyright Holders: Lindsay Seers, Matta Gallery, London
Funding bodyGrant Number
Mead Gallery
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Related URL: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q14HaPhaH_E&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dq14HaPhaH_E, http://www.lindsayseers.info/content/reconstructing-past-–-lindsay-seers-photographic-narrative-2011, http://www.lindsayseers.info/sites/seers-dev.dev.freewayprojects.com/files/publications/art_review_issue50_2011.pdf, http://www.lindsayseers.info/sites/seers-dev.dev.freewayprojects.com/files/publications/art_monthly_issue345_april_2011.pdf, http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2011/feb/12/this-weeks-new-exhibitions
Event Location: National Gallery Denmark, Denmark
Item ID: 6360
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2013 13:10
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 10:21
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/6360

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