Untold Garden is an experiential art and participatory design studio exploring intersections between virtual and physical worlds. Their experiential artworks focus on an individual’s perception of reality, their immediate connection to people around them, and their agency at the planetary scale. The digital tools they are working on are aiming to create new scalable infrastructures for participatory design and immersive communication. It is a collective of Max Čelar and Jakob Skote; artists, designers, and developers. They studied architecture at the Architecture Association in London, where they’ve found a mutual interest in participatory tools to create more inclusive architecture. Max’s work has previously been exhibited at Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and Edge Gallery in Bath. He worked as an XR Designer and Developer at ScanLAB Projects, where he led the immersive part of Framerate (IUK 2019) project and their XR art installation Eternal Return. Jakob was previously on the board for The Borderland. His previous commissions include set design for the interactive theatre company InSite, exhibition design for the Genoa-based architecture office SpaceCaviar, AR architecture visualization for Swedish architecture office Waldemarson Arkitekter. Untold Garden collaborates with artists, theorists, designers, engineers, and scientists on a project basis.
Skillelinjer is done in collaboration with Sebastian Dahlqvist, an artist and curator based in Stockholm and Malmö. His practice often involves collaborations and departs from site-specific issues with an interest in self-organization, collective memory, and ways of reading and writing history. During recent years, he has been part of initiating and running several collectives and organizations. He currently works with The Collective Brain, Art Lab Gnesta, and Folkrörelsernas Konstfrämjande.