A Frugal Monumentality
Architect and installation artist Thomas McIntosh, born in London England in 1972, now lives and works in Montreal, Canada. Thomas studied architecture at Carleton University, Ottawa, and at the Technical University in Berlin, and worked for a number of years as an architect in Germany.
In 1997, he began working in collaboration with composer Emanual Madan under the name [The User] and produced three major series of works collectively entitled Symphony for dot matrix printers, Silophone, and Coincident Engines. Since 1998, their works and McIntosh’s Ondulation series have been exhibited extensively around the world. Thomas is the recipient of two awards from the Festival de Nouveaux Médias do Montreal and an honorable mention from Ars Electronica. In 2004 he and Madan were nominated for the Nam June Paik prize, and their Coincidence Engine was a finalist for the 2010 Transmediale prize.
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