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Dynamics of Air: Exhibition Opening

RMIT Gallery in partnership with the Goethe-Institut presents Dynamics of Air

You are invited to the opening of Dynamics of Air at RMIT Gallery on Thursday 13th of September 6-8pm with guest speakers Thomas Auer, partner and managing director of Transsolar, and H.E. Dr Anna Prinz, the German Ambassador to Australia.

Dynamics of Air is a new exhibition curated by Malte Wagenfeld which showcases specially commissioned works by designers, creative practitioners and engineers that capture the beauty, dynamics and sensuality of air in our built environment.

Bringing together leading local and international artists and designers, the exhibition explores the critical role that air plays in designing for a zero carbon future, and how radical innovations can make way for creative sustainability in design and the built environment. The exhibition will engage with the interface of air, with lived space and architecture, and will showcase how designers, artists, scientists and researchers work with the intangible atmospheric medium that is air.

Opening speakers – Prof. Thomas Auer and H.E. Dr Anna Prinz

Thomas Auer is partner and managing director of Transsolar, an international climate-engineering firm, and professor for Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design at the TU Munich.

H.E. Dr Anna Prinz is the German Ambassador to Australia.

Curators – Malte Wagenfeld with Jane Burry

Artists – Transsolar: Thomas Auer (Germany), Breathe Earth Collective: Lisa Maria Enzenhofer, Markus Jeschaunig, Bernhard König (Austria), Friedrich von Borries (Germany), CITA: Phil Ayres (England), Danica Pistekova (Slovakia), Maria Teudt (Denmark), Petras Vestartas (Lithuania), Chris Cottrell (New Zealand), Edith Kollath (Germany), Mikael Mikael (Germany), Philippe Rahm Architects (France / Switzerland), Enric Ruiz-Geli (Spain), Little Wonder: Gyungju Chyon (Korea), John Sadar (Canada). From Australia: Jane Burry, Helen Dilkes, Leslie Eastman, Natasha Johns-Messenger, Mehrnoush Latifi, Phred Petersen, Daniel Prohasky, Cameron Robbins, Malte Wagenfeld & Simon Watkins.

Image credits: ‘Inflated Restraint’ image courtesy of CITA. Edith Kollath ‘Nothing will ever be the same’ installation image courtesy of the artist. Malte Wagenfeld ‘Aesthetics of air’, installation image – RMIT Gallery 2011, photo by Mark Ashkanasy.

 

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