Friday 18 October – Wednesday 30 October, 10.00 am-4.00 pm daily | Opening Thursday 17 October, 6.00-9.00 pm | Swedenborg House, 20- 21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH | Refreshments will be served | FREE ADMISSION but please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
We’re delighted to announce the Swedenborg Society’s participation in the 2019 Bloomsbury Festival! This year, the contribution from Swedenborg House will be an exhibition by our current Artist in Residence, Bridget Smith, titled Let Us Record The Atoms As They Fall.
For this exhibition Smith responds to Swedenborg’s writings and drawings held in the Society archive from both his scientific and visionary periods. The representation of light and infinite space, making the invisible visible and bringing the distant into close proximity all gather into a constellation of artworks. The exhibition reflects a suspended state between interior and exterior, the earthly and otherworldly. Let Us Record The Atoms As They Fall is a mixed-media installation using cyanotypes, tintypes, lithographs, printed fabric and props.
BRIDGET SMITH is a London-based artist represented by Frith Street Gallery. She has exhibited her work internationally, featuring in public collections in Austria, Spain, Mexico, the USA and the UK (including the V&A and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art). Bridget has also worked previously with the Swedenborg Society. In 2010 she participated in the bicentenary exhibition Fourteen Interventions, and her work for the Swedenborg Residency was also featured in the 2016 Bloomsbury Festival in the exhibition she co-curated, Now It is Permitted: 20 Wayside Pulpits.
The Bloomsbury Festival is a cross-cultural event that takes place yearly and represents the best of what this historic neighbourhood has to offer. Each year, local businesses, museums, parks, galleries and more host a wide variety of events, from exhibitions to parties. This year’s Festival will last for ten days, from Friday 11 October to Sunday 20 October, and will be supported by the Wellcome Trust, UCL, Camden Council, the British Museum and many others.
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