Luisa Charles is an interaction designer, multidisciplinary artist, and filmmaker. Having been exhibited in the Science Museum, Science Gallery London, London Design Festival, and various film festivals, amongst others, her work spans many themes across science and technology, social politics, and personal narratives. She specialises in installation design and physical computing, experience design, fabrication, and videography, and her work often comes under the umbrella of speculative and critical design.
- Inorganisms: The EcosystemDisplayed at London Design festival 2018, as part of Supra Systems Studio's show entitled Everything Happens So Much, Inorganisms: The Ecosystem is an immersive installation exploring object oriented ontology and the nature of human disruption. It is made up of a series of interactive kinetic sculptures: each sculpture has an output that affects the next sculpture’s behaviour, creating a chain reaction, leaving a self-sustaining ecosystem of inorganic organisms living in a state of symbiosis. Us
- KardiaKardia is a site-specific interactive installation created for the Science Gallery's season titled Blood: Life Uncut. It is an exploration of the internalisation and externalisation of the human heart beat, and comes in the form of a haptic chair. Users experience near complete sensory deprivation, with their only recognisable sensation becoming the feeling of their own heartbeat, beating through the chair.
- Movimiento: A requiem for migration.Featured as emerging talent at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2017, Movimiento explores belonging and the feeling of being both a little from everywhere and nowhere at all. In collaboration with stylist Amanda Michelena, it uses magic realism to create a dance between fantasies, realities, and worlds. Contains extracts from song 'Movimiento' by Jorge Drexler.
- Taste SensationsTaste sensations is an interactive eating experience in response to the Science Museum's brief regarding Food. It is an investigation into how different senses can affect perception of food. Taste sensations was exhibited at the Science Museum's Lates in January. It comes in the form of four miniature sensory experiences: miracle berries that make sour taste sweet, 3D printed fruit shaped candies that trick your ocular senses, a soundscape that makes crisps feel crunchier, and flavoured chocola
- Equality TechnologiesEquality technologies is a design fiction exploring relationships between gender and technology, finding tongue-in-cheek solutions to common experiences of everyday sexism. It was exhibited at the Women in Tech Leadership conference on 29th March, part of the Inclusive Tech Alliance. Equality Technologies is based on theories outlined in the Xenofeminist manifesto, and is currently in the conceptual stage, awaiting funding to begin prototyping.
- Call Me MummyCall Me Mummy is a short film that was written, produced, and edited within a 48 hour period as part of the 2017 48 Hour Film Project in London. It is the culmination of months of planning and producing, in collaboration with Lucio Martus and a crew of over 36 students and young professionals. The coming of age narrative is an exploration of the responsibility that comes with sensitive information, and is based on true stories known to various crew members. It follows a snippet of the life of T
Projects credited in
- Blood: Life UncutScience Gallery London’s, Blood: Life Uncut, produced and curated by Andy Franzkowiak, featured film, performance, talks, an exhibition and art installations. The season ran from July to November 2017, across London Bridge and Peckham and was experienced by over 20,000 people. The full programme of events can be found on the Science Gallery London website. More information about the exhibition can be found here. Press from the exhibition - New Scientist - "Bloody exhibition is only for the brave
Action Vehicles AssistantFeature Film - Disney - LucasFilm
- Iver, Iver Heath, United KingdomFull Time
Action Vehicles assistant on Star Wars Episode IX. Role included fabrication (woodwork, moulding, casting, fibreglass), standby on set, 3D modelling in Rhinoceros, manual labour, general workshop maintenance.
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- Digital Design
- Installation Design
- Physical Computing
- Public Speaking
- Academic Writing
- Experience Design
- Virtual Reality
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