Luci is an artist and writer based in the U.K. She works as a Teaching Fellow in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) and is co-director of Robot Futures, a research group exploring the practices and implications of robotic seeing and sensing.
2017: PhD, Critical & Historical Studies, Royal College of Art
2013: MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art
2011: BA (Hons) Fine Art, Loughborough University
Conference papers and talks:
2021: “Invisible Visions and Landscapes Reconstructed”, Artist talk for Test Print, Royal College of Art, London.
2021: Artist talk for Fine Art department, University of Northampton.
2018: Artist talk for Spaceport, European Space Agency & Norwegian Space Centre, Stavanger, Norway.
2017: "Martian Panoramas", poster presentation at the Art & Science Conference on Empirical Methods, University of Vienna, Austria.
2017: “Immersive Encounters with Unknown Lands: A Pre-history of Virtual Reality”, lecture to Visual Culture students at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
2017: “Stepping into the Image of Mars”, lecture to Visual Culture students at Syracuse University, London.
2017: Artist talk at Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester.
2017: Panel chair for Robot Futures: Vision and Touch in Robotics, Science Museum, London.
2017: “At the Centre of the Image: Terrain Models and Rover Driving”, paper presentation at Remote Control – Scales of Mediated Intervention, Humboldt University, Berlin.
2016: “Panoramic Visions: Mars as Image”, paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on the Image, John Moore’s University, Liverpool.
2016: “Panoramas: Historic examples of VR”, lecture to Visual Culture students at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
2016: Artist talk for Framed Expanse, Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester.
2015: “A Glimpse of Mars through Fractured Illusion: The Materiality of the Stereo-Image”, paper presented to scientists at NASA Ames Research Centre, California.
2015: “A Glimpse of Mars through Fractured Illusion: The Materiality of the Stereo-Image”, paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on the Image, University of California, Berkeley.
2015: “Glimpsing Mars through 3D images”, paper presented at Unseen symposium, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
2015: “Glimpsing Mars through 3D images”, paper at presented at Material Environments: Sensing Time and Matter in Digital & Visual Culture conference, University of Greenwich.
2014: “Collapsing the Frame and Stepping into the Image of Mars”, paper presented at the London Alternative Photography Collective’s September meeting.
Forthcoming 2022: Co-editor of Robotic Vision & Virtual Interfacings: Seeing, Sensing, Shaping.
Forthcoming 2022: "Sweeping Away the Dust: Mars as Reconstructed Image", in Robotic Vision & Virtual Interfacings: Seeing, Sensing, Shaping.
2018: “Walking on Mars: An Immersive Encounter through the Screen”, essay for Image – Action – Space. Situating the Screen in Visual Practice, edited by Luisa Feiersinger, Kathrin Friedrich and Moritz Queisner (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018). [https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/518042]
2017: “Void”, poem for exhibition catalogue for Laboratory of Dark Matters at Guest Projects and Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum.
2016: “Stepping into the Image of Mars”, Prova III, Royal College of Art. [http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/1839/]
2015: “Curiosity’s New Home”, exhibition catalogue for You Belong to Me, Kaunas Gallery, Lithuania. [http://files.cargocollective.com/210433/YBTM-CI-100Kc-preview.pdf]
2015: Book review of Giuliana Bruno’s Surface, Journal of Visual Culture. [http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1470412916630705?journalCode=vcua]
2015: “Curiosity’s New Home”, Journal for Visual Arts Practice, Taylor & Francis Online, Routledge, 23 February 2015. [http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14702029.2015.1012852?journalCode=rjvp20]
2014: “A Glimpse of Mars through Fractured Illusion”, Prova II, Royal College of Art. [http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2563]
2020: How the Land Lies, Sirius Art Centre, Co. Cork, Ireland.
May 2018: Spaceport, European Space Agency & Norwegian Space Centre, Stavanger, Norway (solo).
2018: Unfolding Landscape, De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, The Netherlands.
2017: The Art of Planetary Science, Division for Planetary Science Conference, Provo, Utah.
2017: Mission on Mars, Maidstone International Arts Festival, Maidstone.
2017: Laboratory of Dark Matters, Guest Projects, London & CIMM, Cleveland.
2016: Framed Expanse, Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester.
2016: Aether, Imperial College, London.
2015: 50 x 50 – Jealous Needs You Portfolio 2015, Saatchi Gallery, London.
2014: On New Grounds, part of Liverpool Biennial, The Bluecoat, Liverpool.
2014: AstroLAB, APT Gallery, London.
2013: Alter//Shift//Control, Bermondsey Project, London.
2013: Multiplied, Christies, London.
2013: Digital Futures, Design Week at the V&A, London.
2013: Selected Works and Projects from the RCA Graduate Show, Christies, London.
2013: RCA SHOW, Royal College of Art, London.
2013: Digital Futures, Open studio event at the V&A, London.
2013: Parallax, CGP, London
2013: Secret Postcard, Royal College of Art, London.
2013: Notes to Self, Royal College of Art, London.
2012: PHOTO & PRINT, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London.
2012: Midlands Print, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington.
2012: New Prints, International Print Centre, New York.
2012: I Took the Lift to the Sixth Floor, CGP, London.
2011: Photo-media, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London.
2011: SNW//BLND, Vyner St Gallery, London.
2011: Five Quarters, Acquire Arts, London.
2010 CRASH, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London.
2010: Minutiae, Bank St Arts, Sheffield.
British Museum Print Archive
Royal College of Art Print Archive
Royal Bank of Canada
European Space Agency
2017- current: Co-director of Robot Futures
Forthcoming (delayed due to coronavirus): Planetary Processing, residency at Cow House Studios, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
December 2018: Workshop participant for Lessons from the Eco-City: A Manifesto for Governing Life on Mars. Convened by Robert Cowley, Department of Geography, Kings College London.
October 2018 - March 2019: Planetary Processing, Peer Forum, The Photographer's Gallery.
April 2017: Laboratory of Dark Matters, part of a group of artists in residence at Guest Projects, London, making work in response to the search for dark matter at the underground laboratory in Boulby, Yorkshire.
July 2017: Co-convener of Robot Futures: Vision and Touch in Robotics, conference held at the Science Museum, London.
March 2015: Co-curator of film and artist video programme at MK Gallery for exhibition How to Construct a Time Machine.
March 2015: Convener of symposia on Speculation as part of the Humanities Research Forum, Royal College of Art.
2014-2017: TECHNE Associate Award for PhD research.
2013-2017: RCA 175 Scholarship for PhD research.
2013: Shortlisted for the Terrance Conran Award.
2013: Shortlisted for the Augustus Martin Award.
2011: Leicester Print Workshop Graduate Prize.
Reviews / Interviews:
2017: Humanities PhD Researcher Explores Image and Truth-telling at NASA. https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/humanities-phd-researcher-image-and-truth-telling/
2016: Artist interview with Phoenix Art Centre for Framed Expanse: https://www.phoenix.org.uk/blog/interview-with-artist-luci-eldridge/
2018-current: Teaching Fellow Fine Art, Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton)
2016-2020: Associate Lecturer in Visual Culture, University of the West of England, Bristol
2017-2018: Lecturer in Fine Art, DeMontfort University, Leicester