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White Clouds of Sugar: Performance and artist talk with Mikael Mikael & Friedrich von Borries

Clouds, cotton candy and creativity will all merge during this performance, where German artist Mikael Mikael takes a more playful approach to the phenomenon of clouds, as part of the exhibition Dynamics of Air, presented by RMIT Gallery in partnership with the Goethe-Institut.

A dancer – yet to be revealed – will distribute ‘cotton candy clouds’ throughout RMIT Gallery according to Mikael Mikael’s predetermined score; and maybe allow some of the audience to eat some of these clouds.

Meanwhile Friedrich von Borries, Berlin based architect and intellectual theoretician, will touch upon the more serious topic of weather manipulation through the direct design and manufacture of global weather systems revealed through the harvesting of clouds for greater productivity.

Von Borries will discuss the social and political aspects of design, and explain how his practice evolves around asking questions and posing provocations, often based on fictional elements. He is especially interested in how design can produce positive change, especially from a social perspective.

Dynamics of Air (14 Sept – 17 Nov) is a new exhibition curated by Malte Wagenfeld showcasing specially commissioned works by designers, creative practitioners and engineers that captures the beauty, dynamics and sensuality of air in our built environment.

 

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