Marcos Lutyens is a contemporary multimedia artist. Investigating consciousness and social dynamics, Lutyens has worked on large-scale projects that involve the broader surroundings, including data tracking or feedback from pedestrian interactions, pollution and air quality levels, brain wave monitoring, animal communication and other dynamics that are generally invisible to the casual observer, and yet as important to us as the subjective processes of the inner mind. He has exhibited internationally, including at Documenta 13, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Royal Academy.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
I would like to live inside the ‘Reflecting Room’ that I designed for dOCUMENTA(13)
Who inspires you and why? an artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
Sir Edwin Lutyens has been a big driving force on the creative front, as have other family members: Elizabeth (composer) and Mary (writer) Lutyens. My Spanish granddad also built dams and I was always awe-struck by the scale, scope and complexity of his projects.
What are your cultural aspirations? what do you still want to see, do and achieve?
I would like to achieve some inter-planetary art form. The possibilities of curiosity through creativity are reaching maximum band-width on this planet.
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
I personally think that a day spent in nature is worth as much as one spent in a city, so cities close to nature like Vancouver or Torino are worthy cultural destinations.
What are you up to at the moment and where can we find it?
lutyens.com Working on multiple projects around the world as we speak! August 2014.