Room 6

Lights (body) 2002 is Tillmans’ first video installation. Focusing on the lights in a dance club at peak time on different Saturday nights, the only indication of people on the crowded dance floor are the subtle vibrations and occasionally visible particles of dust. The accompanying track is perpetually at the opening stages to a tune, always promising the potential of a climactic build-up but never delivering. By withholding the specifics of time and place the scene is given a generic universality - we could be in any night club, in any city, in any part of world. The work can be seen in relation to both Tillmans’ recent abstract interventions and his early Chemistry Squares that captured the sweaty allure of the club environment.