At the start of this September we began our QUT artist residency at The Cube, located at the Science & Engineering Building in P Block, Gardens Point. Much of what we create is inspired by the cosmos and nature, we love seeing the beauty of nature larger than life! By creating large scale content such as installations, photographic prints to immersive environments with projections and sound.
We first discovered The Cube back in March early this year while working on BOTANICA at the City Botanic Gardens, during
a stroll around QUT. We still remember the overwhelming excitement seeing the scale of The Cube for the first time as we entered the doors of P Block, we both looked at each other with the same thought, ‘we need to get the botanical content on these screens!’. What also captured our curiosity was the possibilities of the interactive screens and how it could be used to create an immersive environment.
Image above | Phalaenopsis cv. Moth orchid
Image | Testing at The Cube
Excited, we researched further and found QUT was accepting EOI for the 2018 Artist Residences at The Cube. Fast forward to now - here we are one month into our residency! During this short time we have met many interesting people from a diverse range of disciplines in multiple QUT faculties engaging in fascinating research; from coral research to microscopy and botany, to being invited and having the honour to judge the 2018 QUT Science in Focus competition.
Image | Testing the interactive display with The CUBE team
We look forward to sharing more of our experiences with you during this residency in the coming weeks, in the hope it will inspire others to connect more with nature and be mesmerised (as much as we are) by its beauty and the crucial functions it performs in creating a habitable planet that sustains life.