Amy Cutler is a live cinema artist and experimental composer, writer, and performer who previously trained as a geographer (PhD) specialising in experimental landscape studies. Her re-training as a designer at the RCA focused on new forms of audience design for environmental media in the Anthropocene, from innovative analogue-digital AV collaboration to the creation of augmented, reactive and extended reality (XR) spaces.
As part of her training she produced a number of large shows and installations, including Luciérnaga in Mexico City (2023), an outdoor projection trail at Enclave Land Art in Valencia (2022), and The Live Earth Show at Glastonbury Festival (2022). She also worked to brief on team projects in science communication, from bioinformatics system design to landscape consultation and species-based strategy games.
Her public installations are interactive, and include projects such as a bespoke cinema screen created with thermochromic paint - which remains opaque except in the areas activated by audience handprints - and a sound-work for the Millennium Bridge triggered by footstep detection sensors, in which the composition is shaped in real time into new forms of reverb and tremolo by the meeting point of the tidetables, the river's changing chemical composition, and the biomechanics of unconscious crowd synchronisation.
Cutler also draws on her teaching experience in a range of fields, including Game Design (LSBU), Anthropology (UCL), Sound Design (Greenwich), Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths), Art and Science (Central St Martins), Geography (RHUL), and English (University of Leeds). This transdisciplinarity is a key part of her approach to IED.