New Media Scotland: Thought Collider

Thought Collider, Rhythm of Life, 2014, metal & electronics, varies. Image © Gert jan van Rooij.

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Susana Cámara Leret and Mike Thompson's practice explores metabolic processes, bodies and spaces. Motivated by emergent nature cultures, their artworks span various media, generating experiential insights that confront the norm.

As Thought Collider they experiment with the meanings and values that can be derived from alternative ways of experiencing built and mediated environments. This exhibition, in the new Alt-w LAB for creative technology, is the first solo presentation of their work in the UK.

Susana studied Fine Arts at Complutense University of Madrid, before obtaining an MA in Conceptual Design in Context from Design Academy Eindhoven. In subsequent research on their Creative Industry Scientific Programme she focused on the role of design fictions in clinical settings.

Mike also studied at Design Academy Eindhoven and is currently collaborating with Arne Hendriks (The Incredible Shrinking Man) on the creation of the worlds first community built floating island of fat - The FATBERG. Thought Collider are now in residence at Somerset House Studios, London.

With the support of NHS Lothian's Art & Therapeutic Design programme Susana is the current Design Fellow at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in Edinburgh. The Alt-w LAB at the City Art Centre is home to a joint research partnership between MAKLab and New Media Scotland.

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