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Edward Shuster and Claudia Moseley portrait

Shuster + Moseley is a conceptual art studio led by Claudia Moseley (b. 1984) and Edward Shuster (b. 1986), whose work reflects on the nature of consciousness and technology. Encompassing sculpture, installation and suspended environments, the practice uses optics, geometry, light and glass with a focus on immersive and site-specific works that create ambient and meditative experiences.

In the contemporary age mediation technologies enframe and coordinate the relations between individual and collective thinking and the cosmic environment. In this context artworks can operate as meditative instruments to tune the ambience or atmosphere of the psycho-physical life-world by interfacing between the individual and this surrounding environment. Working with spatial harmonics, the kinetic rhythms of the breath and the dynamic effects of light, which connect the body to the wider psycho-sphere, geometric relations can be opened to allow an influx of solar chromatics and cosmic flows, generating an individuating poetics through these spectral potentialities.

Interfacing between people and their environment, ambient art works with resonances derived from meditative practice and diagrammatic thinking, encompassing cosmology, psycho-geography, architectonics and anthropology, along with the informational potentialities of natural and artificial light. The method explores the nature of consciousness and technological mediation, aiming to create openings for conscious experience in the context of its cosmo-technical enframing.

Deconstructing cinematic and photographic apparatus, the work dimensionalises the lens and screen, reflecting on the threshold of materiality, considered as the transparent limit-horizon. Looking towards the large-scale optics of telescopy and telematics to encompass the wider technocene, the work employs light to spectralise at this threshold, opening up the potentiality of the liberational interface in search of anthropological altarities. Here the nature of embodiment, mediation and consciousness is explored through active vision, asking the viewer to ‘suspend their belief’, and future relics, which consider the dimensions of human embodiment in the age of the crystallisation of light-time.

The artists met on a tree-dwelling protest site in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, where they began their collaboration inhabiting a suspended treehouse. Based in London, their studio creates temporary and permanent lightworks and sculptural installations for public spaces, private collections and international exhibition.

Claudia Moseley MRBS, Fine Art and Textiles (Goldsmiths University), MA Environmental Anthropology (Kent University), Foundation diploma Art & Design (Middlesex University).
Edward Shuster PhD FRSA MRBS, Doctor of Philosophy ('The Pharmakology of Light-Time', European Graduate School), Optics, Geometry and Architecture researcher (Farjam Scholarship, Prince's School), World Philosophies (SOAS), Esoteric Philosophies (Exeter University).




2018 || “gowithYamo in conversation with collaborative conceptual artists, Shuster + Moseley…”, gowithYamo   

2018 ||  “Experiential & Interactive Art: Participatory, dynamic, and community-driven: permanent and temporary design + art projects engaging viewers to create unique, playful, and personal experiences with the art”, CODAworx

2018 || “A Mantova L'Arte Contemporanea Illumina Palazzo Ducale”, Architectural Digest Italy

2018 || “Lucid Haze, and exhibition of light installations by three international artists who explore light through different materials”, Architectural Digest Italy

2017 || “Breathtaking photos from Durham light festival”, BBC

2017 || “How Durham is transforming for Lumiere spectacular”, feature on "What Matters", Sunderland Echo

2017 || “Lumiere almost upon us once again”, feature on ‘What Matters’, ITV News

2016 || “Exploring and probing mediums of architecture, light and spatial awareness definitely worth a see.” H Edition

2015 || “The strange, translucent structure…blurs the boundary between workplace and nature”, The Guardian

2015 || “Glass sculptures manipulate natural and artificial light…unifies geometry, lights and perceptual elements”,  Fault Magazine

2015 || “Atmospheric combination of light and sculpture…great aesthetic appeal”, Fad Magazine Top 9 Art Exhibitions in London

2015 || “Imagine relics of our time that are integral to our experience of the world”, London Calling Online

2015 || "London’s Newest Coworking Space Is a Treehouse”, Architectural Digest

2015 || “Hoxton workers to hang out in tree office”, BBC

2015 || “Incredible Office Space Built Around a Tree Opens in Central London”, The Plus Paper

2014 || “Pavilions where everyone has space to dream”, Time Out

2014 || “Radical new platforms for public use”, Visit Britain

2014 || “Project hoping to take culture to new heights”, Evening Standard

2013 || “It was done with superb fervour”, The Telegraph

2012 || “Wired are proud media partners of The Invisible City, which aims to help people engage with these wonderful and unique environments…to encourage new interactions between art and nature”, Wired

2012 || “Creating a park like no other, a conceptual Matryoshka doll of culture-within-nature-within-culture”, Fortune

2009 || “Striking and amazing”, Architect's Journal

2009 || “Treehouses in the park give a summer of free eco-friendly activity”, Evening Standard

2009 || “Treehouses taking root in London…An artistic catalyst”, BBC

2009 || "Treehouse Gallery", interview on the George Lamb show, BBC Radio 2

2007 || “How Green was my Valley?”, Guardian

2007 || "Light Games", Arts Pneumonia (Issues 4 and 5)

2007 || "Orbis Opifex", interview on Foundry Late Late Breakfast Show, Resonance FM





2007-08 || MA Environmental Anthropology, Kent University

2003-06 || BA Fine Art & Textiles, Goldsmiths College

2002-03 || Foundation Diploma Art & Design, Middlesex University 



2017 || PhD ‘The Pharmakology of Light-Time’, European Graduate School

2013–14 || Research in Geometry, Optics and Architecture, Farjam Scholarship, Prince’s School

2009-11 || MA Esoteric Philosophies, Exeter University

2006-09 || BA World Philosophies, SOAS




2018 || Dynamic, two site-specific, outdoor, public sculptures selected by Outset Contemporary Art Fund, commissioned by Dwyer Property, London (forthcoming)

2018 || Spheroid & Nebula, commissioned by the Contemporary Arts Society on behalf of Stanhope Plc, two permanent, large-scale new artworks for the Television Centre (former BBC Studios), White City (forthcoming)

2018 || Ornament of Solar Lights, permanent site-specific, outdoor sculpture, Nottingham University (shortlisted)

2018 || Inter-World, ‘Electricity: The spark of life’ commission, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, supported by Wellcome Trust (shortlisted)

2017 || What Matters, two site-specific artworks commissioned by Artichoke, Lumiere Durham

2017 || Aletheia, Amsterdam Light Festival (shortlisted)

2016 || Large-Scale Outdoor Glass Sculpture, Arts Council research and development award

2016 || Antiprisms I-V, commissioned by Mehta Bell Projects for 40 Portman Square, London

2015 || TreeXOffice, Hoxton Square, tree pavilion in collaboration with Natalie Jeremijenko, in partnership with Hackney Council, Groundwork and Arts Admin, part of 2 Degrees Festival and London Festival of Architecture

2015 || Contemporary Arts Society commission for the interior atrium of Princes House (BAFTA) (shortlisted)

2014 || Light Paintings, Arts Council research and development award

2014 || Cosm, Olympic East Village, site-specific sculpture (unrealised)

2013 || The Invisible City, tourable pavilions, 10 Downing Street GREAT Campaign (unrealised)

2013 || Time, Winged, Primrose Hill, outdoor, acoustic sculpture commissioned by Roundhouse and London Contemporary Orchestra 

2013 || Open Door, Songlines and Horizon, site-specific follies for multiple National Trust properties (shortlisted)

2011-14 || The Invisible City, Regents Park, pavilions developed in partnership with The Royal Parks (unrealised)

2010 || Secret Grove, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, social-sculpture project during the Fringe Festival

2009 || The TreeHouse Gallery, Regents Park, two community-built treehouse pavilions, curated library and events




2018 || Quietude, 'Extended Mind’ for Arte Luce. Alte Münze, Berlin, Germany.

2018 ||  Future Bodies, ‘The Unreal Garden’ Virtual Sculpture for OneDome. Digital Art Gallery San Francisco, US.

2018 || Epiphany at a Distance, site-specific installation for ‘Light Art Biennale’, curated by Vittorio Erlindo. Palazzo Ducale, Mantova, Italy.

2018 || Progress, 'XX Cerveira International Art Biennial’, Castelo de Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

2018 || Cosmoscopic Key, ‘Art in Flux’, Flux Group exhibition. Ugly Duck, London, UK.

2018 || Expanding Cones and Harmonic Lens, ‘Lucid Haze’ curated by Presenza, alongside Clare Kenny and Regine Schumann. Sketch, London, UK

2017 || Antiprisms, Art Miami with Dillon + Lee Gallery. Miami, US

2016 || Quietude, outdoor installation for dual show with Nathaniel Rackowe, curated by ARTinTRA, part of ‘The Collective’. House of St Barnabas, London, UK.

2016 || ‘Living Through’, private presentation of five site-specific works. London, UK

2015 || ‘Interface’, solo exhibition supported by Arts Council England, 223 Gallery, Waterloo, London, UK

2015 || ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, featured artists in Frieze week group show featuring Banksy, Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake. The Exhibitionist Gallery, South Kensington, London, UK

2015 || Private exhibition curated by Michelle D’Souza alongside Richard Wilson and Xiaobai Su. London, UK

2015 || ‘The Art of Burning Man’, featured artists in group show. Lights of Soho, London, UK

2009 || ‘Shine On’, group show, Smithfield Gallery, London, UK

2008 || ‘The Labyrinth of Doors’, collaborative installation, The Maze, MartarCar Brussels, Belgium

2008 || ‘Efflux’, group show, Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre, London, UK

2008 || ‘VisAnth’, group show of visual ethnographies, Kent University, Canterbury, UK

2007 || Projection Cluster, The Foundry, London, UK

2007 || ‘Conspectus Enigmarum’, collaborative installation, Whitechapel Factory, London, UK

2007 || Projection Cluster, Temporary Autonomous Art Exhibition, London, UK

2007 || Projection Cluster, Temporary Autonomous Art Exhibition, Bristol, UK

2007 || The Islington Arts & Design Fair, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

2007 || ‘Life and Death’, St Pancras Crypt, London, UK

2007 || Orbis Opifex, collaborative installation at The Foundry, London, UK

2006 || ‘Can We Break The Speed of Light’, exhibition connected to the 10 day film festival ‘Shot By The Sea’, 12 Claremont, Hastings, UK

2006 || ‘Free Range’, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

2006-09 || Live performance projection, installation, sound and spoken word across London at: The Space, Isle of Dogs; Y Poetry Club; MaiDa!, Mayfair; The Klinker; The Truman Brewery; The Foundry; Whitechapel Factory; Kingston Parish Church; Synergy Centre; Goldsmiths Union



2018 || Artemis Studio Residency, Akaria Island, Greece

2015 || Glass Blowing, Smithbrook Kilns

2014 || Earth House, Batz-Sur-Mer, France

2012 || Expanded Field of Drawing, The Slade

2008 || Anthropological Research, Tour of Tree-Dwelling Protest Sites, UK-wide

2007 || Tree-dwelling protest site, Brecon Beacons, Wales 

2006 || Bronze casting and woodcarving, Kathmandu University Fine Art Dept, Nepal



2018 || ‘Extended Minds’, talk with Arte Luce

2018 || ‘Transformation Illusion’, talk at Art in Flux

2018 || ‘What Matters’, published in Chaiya Art Awards

2017 || ‘Harmonic Lens’, published in ‘Future Now’, Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology

2016 || ‘Light - Interface’, talk at Flux Events

2015 || ‘The Art of the Interface’, online publication (

2014 || ‘The Social Organism as a Work of Art’, Tedx Courtauld: Colouring Life

2014 ||‘The Social Organism as a Work of Art’, London Business School

2013 || ‘The Social Organism as a Work of Art’, It’s Nice That: Environments and Spaces