Solid State: Sunlight, a solo show by Harry Sanderson ran at Levy Delval in Brussels between January 21 and March 12, 2016. The exhibition was curated by Arcadia Missa director, Rozsa Zita Farkas and was the outcome of a research period in which the London-Berlin based artist spent time working out how to materialise digital images in physical and sculptural space.
The works in Solid State: Sunlight comprised of hanging sculptures that act as lenses through which an image is created and brought to life on the gallery wall in front with the help of the beam of a torchlight, producing “a new level of actuality” for the image in question.
Also projected in the space was a video showing Sanderson’s making process behind each piece, or lens, touching upon the inherent archival nature that the exhibition and installation itself alludes to by housing these small-scale ‘devices’. They share an aesthetic with similar image-making objects used in early cinema, or with early projection techniques.**