Artist talk White Clouds of Sugar

Clouds 4 © Mikael Mikael

Thu, 25.10.2018

RMIT Gallery

344 Swanston Street
3000 Melbourne

Performance and artist talk with Mikael Mikael & Friedrich von Borries

Friedrich von Borries, architect and professor of Design Theory at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg, operates between the blurring boundaries of urban planning, architecture, design and art. He is a theoretician who concerns himself in particular with the social and political aspects of design. His practice evolves around asking questions and posing provocations, often based on fictional elements. He is interested in how design can produce positive change, especially from a social perspective.

Mikael Mikael is exploring a different, more playful approach to the phenomenon of clouds. While Friedrich von Borries provokes with the concept of the direct design and manufacture of global weather systems revealed through the harvesting of clouds for greater productivity, his alter ego, Mikael Mikael, raises the correlative question of how this will affect other weather systems and ecologies.

Event series: Dynamics of Air