Currently led by Fern Thomas, the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands plans to expand its network of people connected to the Institute over the coming months.

Fern Thomas








Fascinated by slowness, silence, mountain, river, bell and stone; Fern Thomas seeks to explore her relationship with the ecological, archetypal and mythological world around her. Manifesting in action, live or documented, her process-led and intuitive explorations often take the form of a physical interaction or ‘meeting’ between herself and a place, a dream, a history or another being.

Focusing on simple transformative gestures or responsive actions, Thomas allows for a slow and careful dialogue to reveal what is hidden, buried or lost.


image: Fern Thomas, bird as external organ, documented action, 2009. Photography by Mikko Takkunen