Cragside was the home of William Armstrong, Victorian engineer and industrialist. It was at Cragside where Joseph Swan first installed a domestic incandescent light bulb.
Source is a single screen video, nestled amongst the portraits in the library and next to where the first bulbs were illuminated. It makes a nod to the changes from candle and gaslight to the more modern invention of Swan’s incandescent light bulb and reflects upon the ease with which we accept electrical power today.
Commissioned by Arts and Heritage and National Trust, Cragside, Northumbria
Displayed as part of the exhibition LUX