artist, b.1983, london
I am interested in the conditions which structure and produce embodied experience, and how the possibilities for these conditions might be exercised towards new freedoms.
Often the focus is on sensorial, affective and sub-linguistic modes, via immersive installations, sound, sculpture, live performances, text and videos.
Lossy Ecology outlines my notion of an ‘ecosystem of realities’ in which bodies and experiences which resist static and dominant forms of representation evolve their own means of self-definition.
Image works and a glossary of re-purposed terms are distributed among a series of commissioned texts and interviews drawing on a range of subjects including John Latham’s Flat Time, ’pataphysics, autistic perception, cognitive disability, the politics of visibility, and the neuroscience of embodiment, by Ralph Dorey, Sabel Gavaldon, Victoria Gray, Gareth Bell-Jones, John Latham, Jesta Potheca, Anna Remington and Manos Tsakiris.
“Louisa Martin draws a door to enter into the invisible: other knowledges, other affects, a different language. Inspiring and necessary!”
- Paul B. Preciado, Philosopher
"What fascinates me about Louisa Martin’s poetry is the way she lifts terms from science and engineering and twists them in ways that make us question the nature of selfhood and the self-making technologies that constitute the world today."
- Murray Shanahan, Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London and Senior Research Scientist at DeepMind
“[Lossy Ecology] challenged us to think differently about the way we work – particularly with respect to conducting research about cognitive aspects such as attention and perception.”
- Dr Anna Remington, Director, Centre for Research into Autism and Education, UCL
Lossy Ecology is published by Flat Time House.