<strong>Roland Snooks architect</strong><br /> Australia born 1978<br /> <strong>RMIT School of Architecture & Urban Design research and fabrication</strong><br /> Australia est. 1934<br /> <strong>Philip Samartzis sound artist</strong><br /> Australia born 1963<br /><br />  <strong><em>Floe </strong></em> 2018<br /> 3D printed polymer, timber, steel<br /> 16 channel audio, 12 hrs (looped)<br /> installation view<br /><br />  Picture: Eugene Hyland


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NGV International

Ground Level, Great Hall

19 Jan 18 – 18 Feb 18

Transporting audiences visually and aurally to Antarctica, Floe 2018, draws on the atmospheric effects of the Antarctic landscape to create a speculative architectural installation designed in response to a sound work by Philip Samartzis. The architecture is a part of a larger body of work developed by Roland Snooks, director of the RMIT Architectural Robotics Lab, that explores the architectural implications of algorithmic design through robotic 3D fabrication. The translucent skin of the tower comprises seventy unique overlapping semi-clear polymer panels printed by robot.

The sound work was recorded by Samartzis in Antarctica. By recording and representing the many sounds of Antarctica’s constantly shifting ice shelves, glaciers, icebergs and sea ice, Samartzis challenges the perception of Antarctica as an unchanging landscape, suspended in time and place.

Design Partner: Installation supported by RMIT University.

Sound work supported by the Australian Antarctic Division, the Australia Council for the Arts, the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, Creative Victoria and RMIT University School of Art.

Image caption:
Roland Snooks architect
Australia born 1978
RMIT School of Architecture & Urban Design research and fabrication
Australia est. 1934
Philip Samartzis sound artist
Australia born 1963

Floe 2018
3D printed polymer, timber, steel
16 channel audio, 12 hrs (looped)
installation view

Picture: Eugene Hyland