Louis Braddock Clarke

Interactive Media Design Y3 and HackLab

Louis Braddock Clarke teaches Interactive Media Design Y3 and the Hack Lab (IST) at the Bachelor Graphic Design programme of the Royal Academy of
Art, The Hague (KABK).

Louis Braddock Clarke is an artist and researcher interpreting notions from domains of art, geography, physics, and philosophy. Listening and amplification as creative methods have become key approaches to his work relating to disrupted ecologies. Through field work, film-making, sonic tuning, and amateur geology his projects seek to speculate on the future surfaces of the Earth. Braddock Clarke’s relationship with the Geographical Arts is embedded in his formative years in Cornwall, UK where he was surrounded by radon moorlands, granite quoits, shifting isolines, tin mines and trans-Atlantic cable systems. These entangled Earth energies have become paramount to his ongoing research methods relating to technologies and terrains.

Louis is part of a long-term collaboration with indigenous communities in Kalaallit Nunaat, paleomagnetic scientists in Europe, and Sonic Acts on a body of work called ‘Out of Focus’. This research makes louder the entanglements and intersections of climate change, mineral extraction, indigenous cosmology, and post-colonialism.

Louis has been a senior lecturer at the Royal Academy of Art since 2019, he is also an ongoing and active research fellow at the lectorate Design and the Deep Future. His projects are award-winning, receiving the Waag Technology Award 2019, Dutch Talent Award in 2020, Landscape Research Award 2021, and the Gouden Kalf (Dutch Oscar) in 2022. His artworks and installations have been shown internationally at major galleries and festivals including: Venice Biennale, Sonic Acts, Rewire, Sounds of Silence, Netherlands Film Festival, FILE Brazil, Digital Arts Taipei, Macau Design Museum, MU Hybrid Art House, W139, OT301, Quartair, Stroom, Museum of Mines and Metal Brazil, WEST Museum, Noorderlicht, Het Hem, and reviewed by magazines such as the WIRE, DAMN, AQNB, La Stampa. He is an associate lecturer at HfG Karlsruhe, Central Saint Martins, and Design Academy Eindhoven.