Incandescent is an exploration of the incandescent light bulb, from its birth 130 years ago to its impending extinction. This new interactive work by digital artists’ collective SDNA is installed in the Pilgrim Pub, once part of the Athenaeum, and will link with lighting installations across the centre of Sunderland. In this building in 1846, Joseph Swan attended a lecture by physicist W Richardson that inspired him to invent the light bulb.
Established in 2004 by Ben Foot and Valentina Floris, SDNA continues to develop and present digital artwork and theatrical productions for festivals, fashion labels, museums, city councils, musicians and many more. SDNA have collaborated with an array of artists across many disciplines that have included Christian Marclay, Steven Issleris, Bill Fontana, Mira Calix and Ron Arad.
Produced by Sunniside Partnership. Supported by Sunniside Partnership, One NorthEast, Sunderland City Council, Sunderland arc and HCA.
Preview: Tue 9 March 2010, 6-8pm
Fri 5 March – Sun 14 March 2010
27 Fawcett Street
Sunderland SR1 1RE