Studio Above&Bellow

Studio Above&Below is a London based art and design practice founded by Daria Jelonek (Germany) and Perry-James Sugden (United Kingdom) after graduating from the Royal College of Art. Their work combines computational design, speculative storytelling and digital art in order to draw together unseen connections between humans, machines and the environment.

Believing in research based art, Studio Above&Below works with scientists, technologists and other artists to push the boundaries of digital media for future living. Over the last years the duo has created ground breaking artworks using immersive technologies such as AR and MR with live data inputs in order to make the invisible visible and give our environment a voice to express itself.

The duo’s work has been exhibited internationally at institutions such as the Royal Academy, Tate Modern, V&A London, Photophore during the Venice Biennale, Today Art Museum, WRO Biennale, SONAR, WIRED Japan, Hyundai Motorstudio and the International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen.

Previous prizes and fundings include the Near Now Fellowship, Collusion Art Funding, Lumen Prize (shortlisted), Bloomberg Bursary, WIRED Creative HackAward (finalist), Communication Arts Award – Interactive Art and the Battersea Sculpture Prize.

Studio Above&Below regularly gives talks at culture and technology institutes such as Nottingham Contemporary, Retune Berlin, Microsoft Research, London Design Festival, Royal College

Collaborator: Yau Fan is an audio engineer in bioacoustics, noise musician, field recordist, naturalist (ornithologist, botanist, entomologist), and ecological sound designer based in Brussels.

His primary focus is on restoration of the earth on a global scale.

After working for 10 years as a sound engineer, label manager (Third Type Tapes), experimental musician and live coding performer (Exoterrism), he has switched his primary focus into landscape and permaculture design, and bioacoustics. In 2018 he has founded the open lab for bioacoustics in Brussels, and is collaborating with Myriam Lefebvre studying the communication of bees, partnered with the fungal lab for mycological experiments, and is part of the Fenetre Ovale, a Brussels based electroacoustic collective organising concerts and radio shows around the topic of species diversity, combining sound and biology.


Artists included in the exhibition Millennials, the media art of Generation Y.