Lynn Dennison is an artist who works sensitively with site, often using video projection poetically – that is to say, associatively, suggestively and openly – to charge the space with a ghostly presence that attaches the viewer affectively to the site. Her digital hauntings are either constructed or displaced scenes that invite viewers to reimagine themselves elsewhere or elsewhen, either here but not now or now but not here. In this way she unlocks historical or fictional homologies between places, often projecting exterior scenes onto interior architectural features such as a waterfall onto stairs, or the view from an aeroplane or train window onto a wall. The trompe l’oeil effect that many of her works share is a technique for embedding the video in space, acting both as a hinge that holds the video to the architecture and an aperture within the physical structure to see beyond it.
Lynn Dennison studied B.A.Fine Art at the Slade School of Art and completed an M.A.Fine Art at Central St Martins in 2013. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and is a recent winner of the RBS Sculpture shock Award.