Cerith Wyn Evans
- Cerith Wyn Evans
- 9.8 by 83.3cm.; 3 7/8 by 32 3/4 in.
- Executed in 2004, this work is artist's proof number 1 of 3, aside from an edition of 10.
In 2006 the ICA presented a major solo exhibition by Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans, take my eyes and through them see you. For this show the artist conceived a set of entirely new works, in direct response to the history, location and architecture of the ICA. Evans first took part in screenings at the ICA in the early eighties, when he was working primarily as a filmmaker; and a film he made of a performance by Leigh Bowery in 1988 was exhibited in The Secret Public, 2007. The neon piece 299792458 m/s, 2004, was specially selected by the artist for the ICA's 60th anniversary auction. The work is one of a series of neon pieces by the artist, in which texts are used as filmic subtitles for their environments. Many of these pieces employ textual quotations, but in this work the script indicates the speed of light. 299792458 m/s was shown at the BAWAG Foundation in Vienna in2005, in an eponymous exhibition.