Phil Ayres, Petras Vestartas, Danica Pistekova & Maria Teudt, 'Inflated Restraint', 2016.
    Edith Kollath, 'Nothing will ever be the same' (2011).
    Malte Wagenfeld, Aesthetics of Air, RMIT Gallery, 2011. Image by Mark Ashkanasy.


Dynamics of Air

14 Sep 11:00am -
17 Nov 5:00pm

RMIT Gallery
Melbourne VIC


Guest curators: Dr Malte Wagenfeld, RMIT and Prof Jane Burry, Swinburne Uni.

How do designers, artists, scientists and researchers work with an intangible atmospheric medium such as air? Explore it, alter it, adjust it, feel it, smell it, walk through it, languish in it?

This highly innovative exhibition showcases design and creative practice research, capturing the beauty, dynamics and sensuality of air in our built environment and its critical role in designing for a zero carbon future.

Bringing together leading local and international practicing designers, artists, architects, researchers and students, Dynamics of Air explores radical innovations for creative sustainability in design and the built environment.

Through a stunning survey of commissioned and current projects, this exhibition will engage with the interface of air, lived space and architecture. Dynamics of Air will explore themes of aesthetics and representation, experiential environments and atmospheres, inflatable structures, architectural surface and microturbulence.

Featuring artists and designers including: Transsolar, Friedrich von Borries and Edith Kollath (Germany), Philippe Rahm (Switzerland / France), Enric Ruiz Geli (Spain), Breath Earth Collective (Austria), Little Wonder (Gyungju Chyon & John Sadar USA), and from Australia; Natasha Johns-Messenger, Cameron Robbins, Malte Wagenfeld, Chris Cottrell, Prof Simon Watkins, Prof Jane Burry, and Steve Howden (3D Inflate).


Opening night: Thursday 13 September 6-8 pm



In partnership with the Goethe-Institut