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Lindsay Seers, Nowhere Less Now, 2012, still from a thirty-five minute two-channel HD color audio-video component of a mixed-media installation additionally comprising wood, cardboard, and paint.

Lindsay Seers

Artangel

Lindsay Seers, Nowhere Less Now, 2012, still from a thirty-five minute two-channel HD color audio-video component of a mixed-media installation additionally comprising wood, cardboard, and paint.

A rusting, corrugated iron chapel in North London hosted Lindsay Seers’s captivating installation Nowhere Less Now, the latest site-specific project to be commissioned by Artangel. Seers transformed the interior of this nineteenth-century church, known as the “tin tabernacle” and occupied for the past fifty years by a troop of Sea Cadets, recladding it with riveted faux-metal sheets to resemble a ship. Seers extended this resemblance by placing an overturned iron ship’s hull inside the nave. Viewers were led into this darkened space, handed a set of headphones, and seated on a gun deck facing two large white lenses (one convex, one concave), onto which a thirty-five-minute video was projected.

The video ostensibly retraces the African voyages of Seers’s great-great-uncle George Edwards, an officer in the British Navy. The artist’s dreamlike voice-over narrates her own journey in

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