Architectural / Monumental / Relief
Installation / Land / Site-specific
LAB is the artistic practice of Louis Alderson-Bythell. LAB creates sculptural works that explore ecology and the idea of nature to reflect on the narratives we create between humans and non-humans, collaborating with scientists and researchers from various disciplines from such as Insect Behavioural Ecology, Lichenology and Artificial Intelligence. Inspired by biology and bio-technology, environmental observation through deep time, bio-politics, and the interplay between stability and plasticity in ecological systems. These areas are used as lenses to explore, interrogate and showcase the poetry and interdependence in more-than-human systems and to build critical narratives around them.
Their work has exhibited nationally and internationally at ArtNight London, Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen, The Vigeland Museum Oslo, Thorvaldens Museum Copenhagen, and Art Week Rotterdam. LAB is a former resident at the Sarabande Foundation. More recently LAB has created public sculptures for sites in Denmark and Switzerland.
Alongside their creative practice, LAB has been a lecturer at the Royal College of Art, in the School of Design since 2018 and has lead the Bio-Platform in Fashion since 2021. LAB participates in academic research as part of the AiDesign Lab, having previously worked in the HX Materials Lab and Future Fashion Factory at the RCA. A former director of Copenhagen based creative Studio ‘Material Think Space’ as well as a starting founder of the pollination technology company ‘Olombria’.