Professor Tim Etchells
“Now You See it… Suite” has been created by artist and writer Professor Tim Etchells. His intimate-scale gallery quality neon sculpture playfully invokes the mystery and delight of another era’s popular entertainment – “Now you see it…Now you don’t” (which can also be dimmed or turned off)The suite has 3 rooms – a bedroom with super comfy king size bed and specially chosen contemporary lighting; a living room with cocktail bar, pull down projector screen, HD projector and mid-century modern furniture, and en-suite bathroom with cool grey porcelain tiles, bath and rainfall shower and shiny German and Swedish fittings.
Suite 2.02 ‘Now You See It…’
Blackpool is still home to a major international annual magician’s convention.
Playfully invoking the mystery and delight of a popular magician and illusionists’ phrase from another era – ‘Now You See It, Now You Don’t’ – Etchell’s room conjures notions of revelation and concealment. As you fall asleep you may imagine things which have been or could be at some future moment. Or things that are hidden or concealed – whether they be physical, personal, social or political.
Etchells says ‘Across the range of my work I use strong, simple, sometimes comical means to get to serious ideas.’
His work spans performance, video, photography, text projects, installation and fiction. He is currently Professor of Performance and Writing at Lancaster University.