This evolving project centres on Thomson and Maglioni's research into Félix Guattari’s unmade sci-fi film Un Amour d’UIQ (A Love of UIQ).
In 2014 The Otolith Collective and The Showroom invited Thomson and Maglioni to show their own film In Search of UIQ at a screening and discussion event with the artists, Federico Campagna, Kodwo Eshun and Mark Fisher.
The relationship continued with Thomson and Maglioni being commissioned to make a new sound work with content garnered from 'seeances' held by the artists in London and internationally.
Thomson and Maglioni presented their sound commission, alongside research material and other works about the unrealised film, at The Showroom in early 2015.
The artists programmed two Infra-quark Events during their exhibition, one an improvised music performance by eRikm, the other a visual conversation on the role science-fiction can play in subverting and expanding affective and political horizons.
Throughout the exhibition, the artists worked on a series of notes for an ongoing English translation of Guattari’s screenplay and these were added to the display periodically. The finished translation is due to be published in 2015.
This project was co-commissioned by The Otolith Collective and The Showroom.
Film makers whose work interrogates potential forms and fictions hidden in the ruins of cinema and moving image, Maglioni's and Thomson's works have been presented at FID-Marseille, Bafici, Jihlava, Serralves, Tate Britain, Centre Pompidou, Anthology Film Archives, REDCAT, MACBA and Castello di Rivoli.More