700IS Hreindyraland
Chiara Ambrosio
German Britch
Brendan Colvert
Drawn Together
Genetic Moo
James Hesford
Chris Humphreys
Wu Junyong
Kengo Kuma & Associates
Ragnhild Ljosland
Tom Løberg
Lasse Marhaug
Mirrie Dancers
Tom Muir
Joseph Nechvatal
Antonio Nodar
Wladimir Prib
Thomas Rummelhoff
Saunders Architects
Armando Seijo
The Chair
Zoe Walker & Niel Bromwich
Apichatpong Weerasethankul
Genetic Moo
papa westray
Mother presents a swirling mass of ever-changing entrails. It consists of closeups of our own body parts and also animal, sealife and plant material. During development we imagined that it could contain, and in some way give birth to all our previous creatures and titled it accordingly. Mother is our most contemplative work to date, people have watched it for 30 minutes, trying to make sense of its primordial being. Some people have even noted a malevolent presence as it churns away.

We have shown Mother in various configurations but it works best projected large onto the floor where the viewer is drawn down into its depths. Mother can interact subtly through shadows but we have also presented it in a non interactive 'seasonal' variation as an ever changing video.

Artists Statement

We build living installations in pixels and light.

Since 2006 we have been developing a series of interactive video projections. In darkened spaces beguiling & unsettling creatures, combine elements of the human and the animal. Choreographed video clips respond in a variety of life-like ways to audience motion and touch. The works are driven using Open Source and Flash Software and webcams and can be easily adapted to different locations. The creatures vary in size from the tiny Animacules to the all encompassing Mother.

Thematically we’re interested in mutation and modification, polymorphous perversity and the grotesque. If people are disquieted by what they see, then that is good. Our central pursuit is the illusion of life.



Nicola Schauerman graduated with an MA from the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts, Middlesex University in 2006. She is the founding member of the art group Genetic Moo, who have presented work at numerous British venues including the Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Exploding Cinema, Area10 and the Bargehouse, and at international film festivals in Venice, Munich and New York. Nicola has taught film and video production in Further Education since 2000.

Tim Pickup has worked in multi-media art and programming for over 10 years. He has produced short films, games and toys for the internet, electronic music and radio programmes. He received an MA in Digital Arts from Camberwell College of Arts in 2009.

Since 2006, Schauerman and Pickup have worked on a series of interactive video installations which have been presented at a number of UK venues, including the De La Warr Pavilion. One of the works, Becoming Starfish, received a John Lansdown Award for Interactive Digital Art at Eurographics 2007. We live in Peckham.