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Scholarly biography

Louise is course leader for MA Graphic Design and Inclusive Practice Partnership Lead for the School of Art and Media. She also works as an independent creative director, with a particular interest in interdisciplinary film practices, immersive media, motion graphics and expanded cinema.

Louise has produced many independent projects which have been funded by Arts Council grants and have been shown at the Brighton Digital Festival, Jerwood Gallery, Brighton Cinecity Film festival, Big Screen and film Gallery (Latitude Festival), Loop Video Art Festival, Liverpool Biennale, Whitstable Biennale, and the ICA in London. 

Currently Louise is working on a project called Our Machines which includes a series of exhibitions, a research project in collaboration with The Slade School of Art Research Centre called Motion in Form, and a conference presentation. Our Machines has more recently evolved into a creative studio practice which also explores the expanded field of graphic design.

Research interests

Our Machines looks at the relationship between technology and the pioneering work of artists and designers. The project brings together a wide range of artwork that both humanises new technologies and questions the fact that references to the natural world are fast disappearing. 

This series of exhibitions focused on time-based media, which by definition is illusionary and instrumental in asking the viewer to question a world where multiple views of reality are in a state of flux. Looking at immersive and interactive technologies historically, artists and designers are often at the forefront of new experiential epochs, testing and challenging our human relationship to new media.

Machine learning and generative processes are becoming the normative practices of interactive design, this evolution becomes as much of a grand utopian gesture as it does a passive extension of the human experience; perhaps reinforcing our creative powers by amputating our natural ones. Creative practitioners continue to explore new digital territories and whilst doing so are ever more aware of the need to reinvigorate a ‘cyborg manifesto’ for the future.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University College London

20042006

External positions

Steering Committee, Electro Studios Project Space

24 Sep 2012 → …

Artistic Director, Festival Republic

15 Apr 2010 → …

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