Louise Mackenzie

Newcastle, UK

Exploring what it means to be human, Louise Mackenzie's work often crosses disciplinary boundaries in an attempt to understand why it is that we are compelled to make, discover and progress, rather than to simply exist. Often working collaboratively, her experimental, research-based practice explores human evolution, past, present and future: from the origin of the species, through social and cultural evolution in the present, to genetic manipulation, the post-human and the future unknown. Recently, Louise has collaborated with Newcastle University Music Department and the Methodist Church on the theme of digital versus physical community and her current project is a collaboration with Newcastle University School of Marine Science and Technology, revealing the sublime in cyanobacteria.

Books by Louise Mackenzie