Light, through illuminating the spaces we occupy, affects our social reality. The nature of light is such that it can be manipulated and altered to illuminate objects and spaces revealing only the aspects that are deemed suitable or necessary. Situation, an installation by Vaughn Sadie, explores the relationship between artificial light and space. Our sense of place is constructed by the relationship between objects, space and artificial light. In this installation the perceived passive nature of this relationship is brought into question. The objects on show not only illuminate themselves and each other, but are also complicit in altering our perception of the spaces we occupy as well as ourselves. The use of artificial light as a metaphor also raises crucial questions about power and ideology.