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CL-QMA (RCA), FRSA

Born in London, England but spending his early years traveling throughout the African continent; he cites his time in Dakar, Senegal as his most influential.

'Cult Storyteller' Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo is a London based Designer, Director and Writer. His interests and background in film, design and politics are linked through his affinity for intricate narratives revealed through an experience of a specific individual or psyche. Typically materialised as installations using cinematic devices and religious conventions allowing for the presence of reverence and the ineffable.

He holds an MA in Design Interactions (Dunne & Raby) from the Royal College of Art and a BA Hons in Design for Interaction & Moving Image from London College of Communication. All the while being an internationally exhibiting Designer and Artist, award-winning Director of 'Hertz' (BFI Future Film Festival: Best Documentary) currently on BFI Player — and Writer.

Currently, CL-Q has founded Unmaterialised, a design research archive and Director of The Adv_, a critical simulator producing immersive think-tank experiences. These organisations continue to lead him to cultural institutions as a Lecturer & Speaker internationally.

EMAIL : info@cl-q.com
FOLLOW : @iam_clq
VISIT : Unmaterialised.com / The-Adv.com

FULL CV FOR DOWNLOAD HERE

 
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UNMATERIALISED™

ARCHIVE
Unmaterialised is an independent archive engineering doubt.
Located between the political-sciences (humanities), documentary-fiction (fiction) & Historical-futurism (time travel), Unmaterialised explores the moral and societal opinions of individuals through intense and thought-provoking design works. The intention? To deconstruct society as we know it.

Our research seeks to acknowledge and map methodologies of power, whether in/discreet, that intervene with social relations. Rationalised through writings, our work manifests and dramatises questionable truths, best situated in  international cultural institutions and NGO’s (non-governmental organisations).

CASES
A combination of factual and fictitous scenarios intended to raise doubt, are designed to question the fundamental relationships between objects, individuals and philosophies are developed through 'Pure Research' (experimentally exploring fundamental questions and hypothesis) and Applied Research (creating new or improved systems of thought).

O.V.I
Fuelled by the accusations Omissions, Voids and Inaccuracies, our objective is to explore the influence of politics as it continues to morph global narratives, beliefs and systems.

EVIDENCE
Unmaterialised consists of lost and unaccounted perspectives on significant cultural and political events, embedded in artefacts recovered by the GRIOT/R, the custodian of the archive. Through the practice of archeo-acoustics (archaeology of sound from objects and spaces), the line between fact and fiction is blurred through designed evidence, classified and known as the 'Material Witnesses'.

DETAILS : 

VISIT : www.unmaterialised.com
FOLLOW : @unmaterialised
EMAIL : hello@unmaterialised.com

 
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THE ADV_™
 

The Adv_ (An abbreviation of The Adversary and/or Advocate) develops immersive think-tank experiences.
Our process comprises of three sections :

MINDSETS
Accusations and evidence of wrongdoings, are not always enough. In order to reveal the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the opposition, it is necessary to first understand and empathise with their cause. Then exploit these weaknesses with counter strategies and defence.
SIMULATIONS
With participants hailing from private and public organisations as well as the general public, our simulations give participants first-hand insight into the psychology of their adversary with a conflicting objective.
FRAMEWORKS
Drawing from various sectors, our mission is to facilitate the development of new frameworks of strategic action through defensive and offensive modes of thinking. By doing so, we raise awareness of vulnerabilities to develop and implement counter strategies.

Overall, we envision our work as a means to empathise with the impossible, with the belief that understanding is more effective than accusation.

DETAILS : 

VISIT : www.the-adv.com
FOLLOW : @TheAdv__
EMAIL : hello@the-adv.com

 
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EMERGING JOURNAL™

In partnership with 'Shades of Noir' #EmergingJournal is series of 36 articles published every Thursday exploring the harsh realities of emerging artists, designers, filmmakers and writers. Delivered with unfiltered honesty; successes, failures and costly lessons feature on this journey over the course of an academic timeline starting 29 September 2016 - July 2017. 

Special features by : 

AKEELAH BERTRAM
Creator of Ultiverse
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TED HUNT
Founder of Considerate &  Else search,
Co-Founder of Museum Of The Not Yet Possible
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QUBA TUAKLI
Director of Imma | Mess

DETAILS : 

VISIT : EMERGING JOURNAL
FOLLOW : @iam_clq
EMAIL : info@cl-q.com

 
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here & now, there & then™

A collection of miscellaneous collections of writings, essays, prose and think pieces. 

 

DETAILS : 

VISIT : HERE & NOW, THERE & THEN
FOLLOW : @iam_clq
EMAIL : info@cl-q.com