Fallen Star

  • Fallen Star, 2018
    Lisson Gallery, London, UK
    Photo: George Darrell
    © Ceal Floyer; Courtesy Lisson Gallery

A slide mask with a cut-out five point star is projected onto a mirror on the ceiling, which reflects the star down onto the gallery floor. The title "Fallen Star" describes the physical process and visual result of the work, and remains open to many further interpretations.
One of the distinctive features of Floyer's work is that it expects viewers to participate in completing the work, using their imagination.


  • British, born 1968
  • Based in Berlin, Germany
  • Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Conceptual artist Ceal Floyer works in video and installation to perform deft maneuvers in everyday situations, testing the slippage between function and implication, the literal and the imagined. In Light (1994), for example, four slide projectors are used to create the impression that an unconnected bulb is lit; in Fallen Star (2018), a slide projector placed in the middle of the gallery projects a single star onto the ceiling, where a mirror sends it falling back onto the floor. Floyer's poetic, concise, and elegant presentation of her ideas is accompanied by a unique humor. Delighted, viewers are nudged to double take and recalibrate their perception of the world.

Selected Works & Awards

2018 Ceal Floyer (solo), façade of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
2018 Ceal Floyer (solo), Lisson Gallery, London, UK
2018 Ceal Floyer (solo), Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
2016 Ceal Floyer (solo), Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA
2016 On Occasion (solo), Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland


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