Claudia Moseley and Edward Shuster are collaborative artists working in immersive and social sculpture, installation art and related works in text and image: live sketchbook.
Their work explores perception and phenomenology; optics and light; environments and spatial diagrams.
Claudia and Edward met in a tree on a protest site in the Brecon Beacons, Wales.
They are now married, living and working in London.
Claudia Moseley: MA Environmental Anthropology, Kent University. BA (Hons) Fine Art & Textiles, Goldsmiths College. Claudia targets the emergence of new perceptions through immersive experience.
Edward Shuster: PhD researcher (Farjam Scholarship). MA Philosophy, Exeter University. BA (Hons) Philosophy, SOAS. Edward’s experimental method unites philosophy and praxis.
Their work has attracted patronage from Tim Burton, Helena Bonham Carter & former RIBA Trust Director Charles Knevitt.
They are both Fellows at Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
Together they run the transdisciplinary research and development studio, Invisible Works.
I. Aerial Arena. Wood, steel and ETFE. Sound & light saturation within an environment based on a shelf mushroom (with Jerry Tate Architects).
II. Aerial Arena II. Steel and ETFE. Pavilion suspending audience in a 360-degree sound/light environment.
III. Peace Pods. Glass, steel and wood. Communal spaces as borders between geometry experienced from within & multiplicity of external environment.
IV. Hive Gallery. Steel, wood and ETFE. Treehouse pavilion juxtaposing arches and cells to frame the environment.
Perspex and steel. Circular, repetative members forming an experiential organ that can be climbed upon.
I. Cosmographical Glass. Cast glass. Large lens engages both natural and artificial light, establishing patterns of light and shadow that mark/disrupt time.
II. Contraction: map of bodies cast from space. Cast glass. Sculpted glass vessel containing water as a medium suspended over viewers, casting fluctuctuating bodies of light.
III. Projection Cluster. Lenses, projectors, debris. Light installation using lenses with natural and found debris (resulting series of digital photographs).
I. Invisible City. "A social organism as a work of art" - Joseph Beuys. A project in partnership with The Royal Parks that will comprise a number of Biophilic Pavilions, situated in a secluded area by the boating lake for 3 months. The project aims to act as an intervention into the nature of the city, remapping the territory between nature and culture, with curated creative responses to the pavilions as incubators for a network of collaborators.
II. Treehouse Gallery. Two community-built pavilions in Regents Park used as social hubs for curated workshops, talks and performances.
III. Protest. 6-month residency on protest sites around the UK living in self-built structures (resulting series of photographs).
I. Open Door. Cast glass. Lens sculpture casting refracted and reflected light and inverting its environment.
II. Songlines. Cast resin and steel. Weaving waveform following undulating frequencies of the landscape and waterforms; varying thicknesses acting as lenses.
III. Horizon. Glass. Lens sculpture orientates viewers to the horizon and disrupts the geometry of this border, bending and fragmenting its light.