Lindsay Seers has made hundreds of images using her own body as a camera, where her mouth cavity is the camera body and her lips the shutter and the aperture. Her life of being a camera has forced Lindsay into different characters including a vampire, a ventriloquist and an alien. However, her obsessive and peculiar picture-taking cannot satisfy her desire to represent experience, and we now find her turned into a projector. The movement of seemingly throwing images out of the body rather than swallowing them has become a more effective means of expression.
Linday's work takes the form of performances, which narrate the histories of her strange transformations. These acts draw inspiration from television and film biographies, which attempt to explain an artist's work as evolving from their biography. Her recent performances have featured Lindsay delivering live narration whilst projecting images from her head. Her work embodies technology and treats media as a means of creating memories, rather than recording them. Not knowing where the self exists, she takes the audience on a Brechtian-inspired journey, the subtext of which is to present an image of how lens-based media effects and interprets a lived life.
- 1999-2001, M.A. Fine Art Goldsmiths College.
- 1991-1995, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London B.A. Hons in Fine Art (sculpture and media)
Lindsay has served as a visiting lecturer for the MA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths for ten years. She previously lectured at Slade School of Fine Art, De Montfort University, and Nottingham Trent.
In the past fifteen years, she has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal Academy Schools, Birmingham UCE, Brighton University, Kingston University, Goldsmiths University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Derby University, Ruskin School, The Consortium, and Piet Zwart Institute.
Lindsay received the Rome Wingate Scholarship from The British School at Rome 2007/8.
Her recent solo exhibitions include Smart Project Space (Amsterdam, 2007), The Collection (Lincoln, 2006), City Gallery (Leicester, 2006), Grundy Gallery (Blackpool, 2006) Gasworks (London, 2005), Market Gallery (Glasgow, 2005), Gallery of Photography (Dublin, 2005). Recent group shows have been at The Auditorium (Rome), White Box (New York), Gimpel Fils (London), UBS Openings (Tate Modern). She has made many performances for galleries such as Aspex Gallery (Portsmouth) Site Gallery (Sheffield), Fact (Liverpool), Corner House (Manchester) Witte de With (Rotterdam), Tou Scene (Stavanger), HKS (Bergen) and Project Theatre (Dublin).
Publications and research outputs
Seers, Lindsay and Sargent, Keith. 2020. Nowhere Less Now3 [Flying Saucer]. In: "Nowhere Less Now 3_ Flying Saucer", Flying Saucer, United Arab Emirates, 26 September – 26 December 2020.
Seers, Lindsay. 2019. Vanishing Twin (Tetragametic Chimerism). In: "Vanishing Twin (Tetragametic Chimerism)", Fotogalleriet, Norway, 22 January - 2 March 2019.
Seers, Lindsay. 2018. Entangled2 (Theatre II). In: "Fleeting Exits", Sursock Museum, Lebanon, 13th July - 8th October 2018.
Seers, Lindsay. 2018. 2052 Selves. In: "A Woman's Place", Knole, Seven Oaks National Trust Property, United Kingdom, 17th May - 4th November 2018.
Seers, Lindsay. 2018. Every Thought There Ever Was. In: "Every Thought There Ever Was", Focal Point Gallery, United Kingdom, 2018 - 2020.
Seers, Lindsay. 2017. Mental Metal 2. In: "Art Night", Andaz Hotel Masonic Temple, United Kingdom, 1st and 2nd July 2017.
Seers, Lindsay. 2017. Suffering. In: "Suffering", MONA, Australia, 10th June 2017 - 30th April 2018.
Seers, Lindsay. 2017. Mental Metal. In: "Casebooks", Ambika P3, United Kingdom, 17th March - 23rd April 2017.
Seers, Lindsay. 2016. Nowhere Less Now 7. In: "Nowhere Less Now 7", Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, United Kingdom, 15th October 2016 - 15th March 2017.
Seers, Lindsay. 2016. Sailor's Bill, Candy Cannibal (Circassian Beauties), Dumby. In: "Objects Do Things", Centre For Contemporary Art Ujazdowsky Castle, Poland, 26th February - 31st July 2016.
Seers, Lindsay. 2016. Lindsay Seers in the Arts Council Collection. In: "Arts Council Collection", Online.
Seers, Lindsay. 2015. Nowhere Less Now 5. In: "Seeing Round Corners", Turner Contemporary, Margate, United Kingdom, 20 May - 25 September 2016.
Seers, Lindsay. 2015. Circassian Beauty. In: "Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf", Venice Biennale, Italy, 6th May – 26th July 2015| 2nd April - 19th June 2016 l 2nd July - Sunday 4th September 2016.
Seers, Lindsay. 2015. It has to be this way. In: "Reads Like A Book", Poland.
Seers, Lindsay. 2014. Nowhere Less Now 4. In: "Mirror City", Hayward Gallery, United Kingdom, 14th October 2014 - 4th January 2015.
Seers, Lindsay. 2014. Monocular5. In: "Top of the World", Karasjok, Norway, 14th June 2014 - 20th July 2014.
Seers, Lindsay. 2011. Reconstructing the Past. In: "Lindsay Seers' Photographic Narrative", UNDEFINED, May/June 2011.
Seers, Lindsay. 2011. Cyclops [Monocular]. In: "'Promising in Kabelvåg' – Seers' 'Cyclops [Monocular]' at the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF)", Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), Norway, 10/09/2011.
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.
Seers, Lindsay. 2010. It has to be this way 1.5. In: "It has to be this way", Matt's Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Seers, Lindsay. 2009. Extramission 6 (Black Maria). In: "Extramission 6 (Black Maria)", Tate Collection, London, United Kingdom.
Seers, Lindsay. 2009. Extramission 6, Tate Collection. In: "Extramission 6, Tate Collection", London, United Kingdom.
Seers, Lindsay. 2008. The Trilogy. In: "The Trilogy", Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, United Kingdom.
Seers, Lindsay. 2007. Swallowing Black Maria. In: "Swallowing Black Maria", Smart Project Space, 7/14/2007 - 8/18/2007.
Seers, Lindsay. 2006. The Truth was always there. In: "The Truth was always there", The Collection, 9/23/2006 - 1/21/2007.
Seers, Lindsay. 2005. Eyes of Others. In: "Eyes of Others", Gallery of Photography, 10/27/2005 - 11/27/2005.
Seers, Lindsay. 2005. I saw the Light. In: "I saw the Light", Gasworks Gallery, 9/22/2005 - 10/30/2005.
Seers, Lindsay. 2011. Dis-covery.
Seers, Lindsay. 2005. Wunderkammer.
Seers, Lindsay. 2005. There is Always an Alternative.
Seers, Lindsay. 2004. Sphere Catalogue.
Seers, Lindsay. 2020. Extramission 2 [False Memory].
Seers, Lindsay. 2019. Care(less).
Seers, Lindsay. 2011. The Projectionist, David Balzer. Eye Weekly,
Seers, Lindsay. 2009. Top Ten. Art Forum,
Seers, Lindsay. 2002. images. Radical Philosophy, 113, pp. 26-30. ISSN 0300-211X
Seers, Lindsay. 2014. Artist Novels. Berlin: Sternberg Press. ISBN 978-3-956790-76-8
Seers, Lindsay. 2007. Human Camera. Article Press.
Seers, Lindsay. 2017. In the Vineyard of Art. In: Michael Denholm, ed. In the Vineyard of Art, the story of Art and Tasmania. 4 Tasmania: Carlton Street Press, pp. 132-165. ISBN 978-0-9751684-8-6
Seers, Lindsay. 2017. Lindsay Seers. In: Kaoukji Natalie; Kassell Lauren and Maziere Michael, eds. Casebooks: Work Towards an Exhibition at Ambika P3. UK: University of Westminster, pp. 54-60. ISBN 9780993398674
Seers, Lindsay. 2017. Jouer Contre Les Appareils. In: Marc Lenot, ed. Jouer Contre Les Appareils. France: Collection Argentique |Éditions Photosynthèses, pp. 190-192. ISBN 979-10-95822-04-2
Seers, Lindsay. 2016. The Exform. In: Nicolas Bourriaud, ed. The Exform. UK EBK: Verso, p. 61. ISBN 978-1-78478-381-5
Seers, Lindsay. 2011. Aften Posten. In: , ed. Aften Posten, Norway, Front cover and pages 6 + 7 for show at UKS. , pp. 6-7
Seers, Lindsay. 2007. My Camera Life. In: , ed. Human Camera. Article Press. ISBN 978-1-873352-64-9
Seers, Lindsay. 2010. 3 minute wonders.