Ed Carter: Fl10s False Lights Seaham

Ed Carter's Fl10s: False Lights Seaham is an installation, composition, and a site-specific live performance which premiered at East Durham Creates Festival 2014.

Fl10s: False Lights Seaham is inspired by East Durham's maritime heritage, and responds specifically to the 1962 George Elmy lifeboat disaster. The name is taken from the description of Seaham’s lighthouse character in the Admiralty List of Lights, which flashes once every ten seconds. Fl10s is an ambitious work building on the context of The False Lights of Durham, focusing specifically on the Seaham coastline. Carter’s approach imagines the Seaham lighthouse as a metronome, the landmark innocently marking time as events gradually unfold around it.

Read more: forma.org.uk/artists/ed-carter/fl10s

Ed Carter would like to give special thanks to Matt Nolan who hand-made bell plates, David Cranmer who created the bell plate controller unit, Nicky Kirk for all 3D modelling. He would also like to thank Sam Collins, Forma Arts' Technical Director, and Caroline Smith, Senior Producer.

Fl10s: False Lights Seaham was commissioned by East Durham Creates. Produced by Forma Arts.

East Durham Creates is managed by Beamish, Forma, and East Durham Trust working in partnership. The project is supported by Durham County Council via East Durham Area Action Partnership and funded by Arts Council England.

Film Info

  • Date
    July 2015
  • Camera
    AF101, GH2
  • Software
    Adobe Premiere CC
  • Duration
    2m 04s