Nicolas Marechal is an interactive designer, installation artist and filmmaker, and a specialist tutor on MA Interaction Design Communication at London College of Communication.
Nicolas gained an MSc in Electronic Imaging from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (University of Dundee) and a BA in Film Practice at the Institute of Broadcasting Studies (Belgium). He started his career by directing, editing documentaries and video art. His work has been either broadcasted or exhibited internationally. For the last ten years, he has worked as an interactive artist and designer. His latest exhibited work, '+soundscape', is an audio interface for a soundscape in collaboration with sound artist and LCC senior lecturer, Peter Cusack.
As an academic, Nicolas is interested in the making culture behind cinema, his original approach uses design and interactive design to question the film process. He recently presented a paper called: 'Re-imagining cinema, a design perspective on cinema'. He is also one of the founders of the Low Tech / High Tech (LTHT) community of practice which includes tutors in textile, sound art, information experience design and spatial design from UAL and the RCA.
His practice and his teaching include programming. Since 2010, he has developed a tool to teach Max (software) in the visual arts. He also teaches short courses at LCC on Max, computer vision and expanded cinema.
IMI Max patches - a learning tool to program Max in the visual arts (2010-present)
+Soundscape - interactive soundscape installation (2009)
Intrusion(s) - interactive audio and video installation (2008)
CITYroom - interactive video installation (2006)
SILENTcity - Taipei, interactive video art (2005)