Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens is an artist and award-winning filmmaker based in London. He was a 2016 Associate of Open School East and winner of the New Faces Prize at the 2016 Japan Media Arts Festival. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and film festivals, including those at The National Art Centre Tokyo, Modern Art Oxford, the Arsenale of Venice and the Merz Barn. He studied Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Fine Art (University of Oxford) under the tutelage of Richard Wentworth.
Records of history are by their very nature subjective, selective and specious. History is neither written by the losers, nor the winners, but those who know how to tell a story. Louis-Jack's work considers the creation of legacy through haptic reasoning and embedded physical knowledge. Intelligence of this kind is often indescribable but is evident within the flourishes of a broad range of craftspeople: from artisans and engineers to actors and athletes.