Genetic Moo is a collaboration between Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup. We build living installations in pixels and light. In dark spaces you can interact with fantastical creatures or immerse yourself in ever changing digital ecosystems. We’re inspired by popular science, particularly in the areas of ecology, symbiosis, morphology, mutation and artificial life.

We have shown extensively in the UK and abroad, including The Science Centre, Singapore; Eureka! Halifax; LABoral, Gijon; Watermans, London; ICC Open Sky Gallery, Hong Kong; Dreamland, Margate; D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Dundee; Glastonbury; The Wellcome Collection. We work closely with the Lumen Art ProjectsMarine Studios and sound artist Julia Schauerman.

We are members of the arts collective The London Group and associate artists at Spare Tyre and HKD

We live in Margate and have worked with the following local  organisations: Dreamland; Turner Contemporary; GEEK; Margate Festival; Open School East; The Margate School; POW Thanet and lots of others.


Since lockdown, we’ve been regularly live-streaming our digital ecosystem experiments in [email protected] on our YouTube channel. Expect to see creative coding, artificial life forms, generative patterns, and mashed up video. Mar 2020 – ongoing



EXHIBITIONS  (2008/19)




Our animation Battle of Blister, made in collaboration with Dr Neil Dufton (Imperial College), went on tour during 2016 and 2017 as part of Silent Signal an Animate Projects commission supported by the Wellcome Trust.





  • Potluck #9, The Beaney, Canterbury
  • Microworld Margate, Marine Studios, Margate
  • Made in Roath Festival, Cardiff
  • Microworld Arcadia, ArcadeCardiff, Cardiff
  • The London Group Centenary, Pitzhanger Manor, London
  • GEEK 2013, Margate


  • Symbiotic, The Cube Gallery, Leicester
  • Papay Gyro Nights programme, Belgrade Art Fair, Serbia
  • WWW: World Wild Web, Furtherfield Gallery, London
  • Dickensian Hauntings, Illumini, London
  • 700IS, Egilsstadir, Iceland
  • Papay Gyro Nights 2012, Papa-Westray, Orkney


  • Shangri-La Zone, Glastonbury
  • You are not in control, Netil House, London
  • Microbes and Me activity day at The Wellcome Collection, London
  • Papay Gyro Nights 2011, Papa-Westray, Orkney


  • Cryptmas, Illumini, St Pancras Church, London
  • Curiouser & curiouser, Old Vic Tunnels, London
  • Unleashed Devices, Watermans, London
  • Secret Subterranean, Illumini, Shoreditch, London
  • Is It Over, Dalston bunker show, London
  • I Believe…, Red Velvet Curtain Cult, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


  • The London Group Open, The Menier Gallery, London
  • EMBED, The Camberwell Space, London
  • Transition, The Bargehouse, South Bank, London
  • Quantifying Play, Jago Gallery, London


  • Collision 08, Area 10 Project Space, London
  • () RE | BOOT; Area 10 Project Space, London
  • Electric Blue, The Bargehouse, London