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SEEDS Season 2, A Certain Afterglow

This summer, London gallery space SEEDS presents “Season 2”, including A Certain Afterglow by Pietro Russo alongside a selection of objects curated by Actant Visuelle.

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Text by Ray Hu

This summer sees the presentation of “Season 2” at the bipartite design gallery SEE••DS. For three months, from June to September, the Special Event Exhibit space has been home to A Certain Afterglow by Pietro Russo, complemented by a selection of objects in the Design Store, curated by Actant Visuelle.

Russo’s work draws on the unconventional theory of perception of Gilles Deleuze. Briefly put, the French philosopher proposed that things illuminate consciousness instead of vice versa. Thus, the objects in A Certain Afterglow seem natural yet ethereal, from the “Daffodil” luminaires to the “Float” vitrine. “Nox Illuminatio Mea”, a series of “rayographs” by Giovanni de Francesco, is exhibited in dialogue with Russo’s installation.

So too does “Season 2” at the Design Store take on a captivating sheen, with contemporary works characterized by illumination and materiality. Actant Visuelle has selected works by Dimitri Bähler, Daniel Emma, DesignByThem, Giovanni De Francesco, Marc Dibeh, Laureline Galliot, Martino Gamper, Gemma Holt, InternoItaliano, Oeuffice, Lex Pott, Jerszy Seymour, Tijmen Smeulders, Study O Portable, Zanellato/Bortotto, Zaven, and Matteo Zorzenoni.

On view until September 9, A Certain Afterglow will be followed by No Ordinary Love by Martino Gamper and friends, on the occasion of London Design Festival. Season 3 will open on September 17 at SEE••DS.

Pietro Russo, "Daffodils"
Pietro Russo, "Daffodils"
Pietro Russo, "Float"
Pietro Russo, "Float"
Pietro Russo, "Otto" lamp with "Ginko" shelf
Pietro Russo, "Otto" lamp with "Ginko" shelf
Pietro Russo "SAT" chandelier
Pietro Russo "SAT" chandelier
Gallery Space (Pieces by Giovanni de Francesco, Oeuffice, Tijmen Smeulders)
Gallery Space (Pieces by Giovanni de Francesco, Oeuffice, Tijmen Smeulders)
Lex Pott, "Chroma"
Lex Pott, "Chroma"
Marc Dibeh, "The (Not So) Gloriole Lamps"
Marc Dibeh, "The (Not So) Gloriole Lamps"

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