Exhibitions & Commissions
A sonic and tactile installation designed for blind, visually-impaired and sighted visitors alike. By Alberto Ruiz Soler and William Fairbrother. Produced by Lighthouse.
Informals II Installation
by Polina Medvedeva, Andreas Kühne & Brighton’s Young Artists. Photo: Jamie MacMillan.
Alternate Realities II
exhibited by Lighthouse as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest and Brighton Digital Festival 2019. Photo: Leonardo Lami.
exhibited by Lighthouse as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest and Brighton Digital Festival 2018.
Lighthouse produces an accessible programme of exhibitions, new artwork commissions, performances and events all year round.
To explore past exhibitions and commissions, click on the blocks below.
Wednesday 24 May 2023, 8-9:30PM
Whose Anthem is it Anyway?
A raucous night of musical improv, comedy and democratic process hosted by Charlie George.
Comedian Charlie George fronts artist Amartey Golding’s new project, in an attempt to tackle the impossible task of delivering a new national anthem in just one night. Can we find a way to bring the room, if not the nation, together to create a song that represents what we’re really about?
23-26 March 2023, 12-6pm
An exhibition of projects commissioned by the Sussex Co-Lab
Lighthouse presents an exhibition showcasing the outcomes of an intensive 3-month residency by three creative teams commissioned by the Sussex Co-Lab at the University of Sussex.
Thursday 23rd March and Friday 24th March 2023
'New Worlds' Immersive Experience
Installation and Performances by Electronic Music Producer and AV Artist Halina Rice
A new immersive experience transforming space with 360 visuals and spatial sound.
2-4 September 2022, 12-5pm
GUTS (The Enchanted Forest) 2022
Enter an immersive landscape where the internal meets the external creating a liminal space between our bodies and the world outside
21 - 22 May 2022
by Maf’j Alvarez.
Adjust your VR headset and step inside a surrealist painting.
21-30 January 2022
Exhibition by Alberto Ruiz Soler and William Fairbrother at Fabrica
An immersive, sensory installation, 'Paso' is a memorial to an extinct migration route: the chalk land bridge that once connected Britain to Europe.
17-27 November 2021
Bring Me To Heal
Touring exhibition by Amartey Golding comes to ACCA
Amartey Golding's largest work to date, it encompasses an ornate handcrafted garment, two films and a photographic series that applies rituals of healing to the concept of White British Trauma.
29 October - 7 November 2021
If I Could Get To You
Audio-visual work by Amaal Said
An audio-visual work that uses interviews, film and photography to explore the process of knowing our personal histories and documenting our experience of them.
1 - 7 November 2021
Interactive Installation by Ifeatu Nnaobi
Ifeatu Nnaobi's interactive installation invokes deeper questions of heritage and connection for Black and People of Colour living in the diaspora.
4-17 October 2021
An Echo For My Father
Short film by Jamila Prowse (2021)
In this moving image work, the artist traces relationship with her late father Russell Herman, a South African jazz musician, while sewing wall hangings in real time.
Co-produced by Lighthouse.
Leading UK Art Festivals connect to create innovative digital work for public spaces across the country.
22 May - 13 June 2021
The Informals II - Installation
Brighton Festival 2021
The Informals II is an improvised documentary experience: an exhibition and performance by artists Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kuhne, in collaboration with emerging talent from Brighton's music subcultures
Film premiere & release: March 2021
Carrying Us (2021) - Elsa Monteith, Hazel Davis, Adam Laurence
Part of Future of the High Street by Historic England
Carrying Us is an audio-visual patchwork that explores the past, present and personal of Brighton’s high street through spoken word and video collage. Produced by Lighthouse.
1-31 May 2021
Brighton Festival 2021
HERstory is a city-wide audio storytelling experience that uncovers the stories of women usually hidden from history.
25-26 May, 6am-10pm
Brighton Festival 2021
Through spatial audio technology and ambisonic 3D recording, 5,000 miles is an immersive 360-degree audio experience that transports you to another place.
Protean Sap (2020) - Tuomas A. Laitinen
Presented by Lighthouse.
Augmented reality Instagram filters and single-channel video work inspired by protein structures of viruses, bacteria, and other microbial life.
June 2020 - present
Lighthouse Young Creatives Showcase 2020
Meet Brighton's future creatives.
Digital Showcase of fresh talent straight from our mentoring scheme online on our website.
17-26 July 2020
MA Digital Media Arts 2020 Degree Show.
Cutting-edge online exhibition brings artists together in the time of COVID-19 pandemic.
6-12 July 2020
Produced by videoclub and Film London Artists' Moving Image Network.
Online screening of up-and-coming video artists, selected by Film London Jarman Award nominees.
Friday 22 November 2019
Genetic Automata (2019) - Larry Achiampong and David Blandy
Exhibition of film-based works exploring race and identity in an age of avatars, video games and DNA ancestry testing.
12-20 October 2019, 12noon-6pm
Alternate Realities 2 (2019)
Brighton Digital Festival 2019
Three immersive artworks from the internationally acclaimed Sheffield Doc/Fest programme.
4-19 May 2019, 12noon-7pm
Distorted Constellations (2019) - Nwando Ebizie
Brighton Festival 2019
Enter an alternate Afrofuturist reality, inspired by research into the neuroscience of perception and drawing on rituals of African origin.
30 November 2018
Last Dance I & II
Last Dance short films.
Two shorts from Lighthouse & Boiler Room 4:3 looking into the rapid changes affecting UK club culture.
22-30 September, 11am-6pm
Alternate Realities (2018)
Brighton Digital Festival 2018
Exploring the themes of borders, identity, and loss through different technological platforms – gaming, AR, social media and interactive installation.
Thursday 29 June 2017
Finding Fanon (2017) - Larry Achiampong and David Blandy
Films, talks & vinyl presentation.
Achiampong and Blandy present an exploration of race, identity and globalisation.
6-28 May 2017
Collisions (2017) - Lynette Wallworth
Brighton Festival 2017
An intimate, immersive screening of Collisions, by acclaimed Australian artist and director.
7-29 May 2016
The Sprawl (2016) - Metahaven
Brighton Festival 2016
Immersive video installation, where award-winning artists and filmmakers Metahaven argue that the internet has become a disruptive geopolitical super weapon.
2-24 May 2015
The Same Face (2015) - Joseph Popper
HOUSE 2015, Brighton Festival
Drones, flight simulators and a model landscape.
October 2014 - April 2015
A screaming comes across the sky (2014-2015)
An international exhibition curated by Lighthouse.
This new group exhibition, presented at LABoral in Spain, focuses on mass surveillance, invisible wars, and the shock and awe of drone warfare.
4 October - 2 November 2014
Communities, Collectives and Collaborations (2014)
Brighton Photo Biennial 2014
Brighton Photo Biennial is back for a sixth year with an inspiring programme –Lighthouse is pleased to be hosting three of its important events.
1-28 September 2014
Brighton Digital Festival 2014
Lighthouse-curated programme for BDF'14.
Lighthouse has devised a programme centred around two major events: Newstweek – Fact Fixing Bureau (a new exhibition by Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev) and Improving Reality (our one-day conference).
17 September 2014
Home (2014) - Holly Herndon
Groundbreaking musician and artist Holly Herndon kisses goodbye to the NSA with new song HOME, released with an accompanying video directed by Dutch design studio Metahaven.
3-25 May 2014
The Monopoly of Legitimate Use (2014) - Tobias Revell
HOUSE 2014, Brighton Festival
Technology as territory: new work examining ideological conflicts between network and state.
Brighton Digital Festival 2013
Immaterials is a research project and an exhibition comprised of films, texts and objects which make networked technological systems visible.
1-30 September 2013
Brighton Digital Festival 2013
Lighthouse-curated programme for BDF'13.
Lighthouse’s programme included major international artists, experimental artists, writers and technologists, critics and thinkers, and a film programme, which showed how technology is transforming cinema.
4-27 May 2013
Under the Shadow of the Drone (2013) - James Bridle
Brighton Festival 2013
In this project, a military drone aircraft makes an eerie incursion into the daily lives of Brighton residents.
14 April – 27 May 2012
I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another (2012) - The Otolith Group
Brighton Festival 2012
Turner Prize nominated artists, The Otolith Group, poetically explore the sea as a site of myth, history and socio-political power in a new immersive exhibition.
6 October – 4 November 2012
The Politics of Space (2012)
Brighton Photo Biennial 2012
As well as presenting the exhibition by Trevor Paglen Lighthouse also staged a number of other events and education activities.
1-30 September 2012
Brighton Digital Festival 2012
Lighthouse-curated programme for BDF'12.
Being at the heart of BDF, Lighthouse curates Odysseys, an exhibition by David Blandy, presents Improving Reality 2012 conference, and more.
14 October 2011 - 4 March 2012
Invisible Fields (2011-2012) - Arts Santa Monica
Curated by Lighthouse.
A dynamic major international exhibition that brings the radio spectrum vividly to life.
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