Louisa Martin, Lossy Ecology, 2016. Installed at Whitstable Museum. Image: Bernard G Mills

Louisa Martin
Lossy Ecology


Lossy Ecology is a new film installation, produced following research into the neuroscience of embodiment, and subcultural and scientific discourses around autism. The film imagines what might be necessary for the technical formation of a particular type of body or experiences of embodiment that cannot be fully articulated and therefore ‘exist’ within standardised representational systems.

Reality is positioned as a working fiction produced by how we necessarily prioritise, compress or exclude aspects of experience in order to systemise perceptions into a workable and communicable consensus. The title refers to an imagined symbiotic permaculture of realities which can account for the multitude of differences in perception and subsequently cognition and communication across humans, and beyond. A shape shifting consciousness emerges, transmutating into different energy formations as means of producing self-knowledge.

Produced following residencies at CRAE (Centre for Research into Autism and Education), UCL, and at the Laboratory of Action and Body, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London.

The work is approx 10 minutes long on a loop. Visit at any point during opening times.

With thanks to Whitstable Museum.

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Louisa Martin