This is where you can find our self-initiated projects, exhibitions and collaborations. We use our studio projects as an experimental space to inspire and inform our built commissions and design projects.
This music video for Roland Tings is a highly graphic and somewhat abstract exploration of analog motion set in a digital universe. Simulated live and captured in camera, we recreated the jittery motion of sub atomic particles, the smooth rotation of stars and planets and the rhythmic keneticism of human movement.
Tomita's Basement and the Cagean Sea EP by Roland Tings is out now on Modular.
We photographed 14 bands for a solo exhibition as part of Melbourne Music Week. The exhibition explored the hidden ways in which all things are connected and the ability for things to exist in multiple states at the same time.
We were asked to create a series of postcards to help celebrate 21 years of work by the Lighthouse Foundation. These vessels containing fruit and vegetables explore ideas of giving, nurturing and diversity. The Lighthouse Foundation provides homeless young people who come from backgrounds of long term neglect and abuse with a home, a sense of family and around the clock therapeutic care.
Curated by MANY MANY, HOUSE WEAR brings together a cast of artists, writers, architects and designers to explore the effect of nomadic behaviour on how we live and how we perceive the notion of house/home.
Our contribution to the show consisted of two large photographs exploring the enigmatic nature of rock cairns. These rock cairns act as beacons in the landscape connecting us through time and space to nature. We built, lit and shot two rock formations all in camera, with no post-production, in order to retain the purity of the forms.
Other exhibiting artists included Dylan Martorell, Ash Kilmartin, ffiXXed, Sibling, Adelle Mills, Nicholas nicholas, and WORTHIS.
Our contribution to 'CODE' explores the subtle differences between data, information and knowledge; the ability of objects to hold and retain meaning; and the impermanent nature of these relationships.
CODE is a group exhibition Exploring how artists navigate the image in a digitised world, the works draw on internet aesthetics as well as memories of a pre-internet existence. Curated by Ross Paxman and Michelle Gordon.
We designed the cover and fold-out poster for the August 2011 issue of Desktop magazine, which also includes a feature article and interview with us written by Chris Barton.
United eye, infinity men, collective unconscious, ouroboros australis, wave particle duality, free and easy living and planetary mis-alignments. Our first solo show in Sydney explores these themes through risographic prints as well as a selection of objects from our exhibition Holy-Grams.
As part of the Fat t-shirt exhibition 2010, we designed a t-shirt that explored the creative and destructive nature of fashion, complete with a gold Anna Wintour-headed serpent eating its own tail.
A chance meeting with Lucy in Melbourne lead to some early morning drunken karaoke antics, a spontaneous bush walk, devonshire tea in the Dandenong Ranges, and – a few days later – a playful shoot exploring everyday materials and the body. Lucy McRae is an Amsterdam-based artist straddling the worlds of fashion, technology and the body.
We collaborated with our friends at fashion label TV to design a print for their Army Dreamers collection. Our design was digitally printed onto raw silk and used to make a cross-over singlet dress, kimono tie-up top, pant suit and kimono toga. We also created the video for their fashion show at Rosemount Australia Fashion Week 2009.
Portraits is a large scale collage featuring the facial features of German politicians from the 60s. This project was installed on the window of the Incu menswear store on Flinders Lane as part of the Incu Windows Project.
Our very first solo exhibition at Lamington Drive in Melbourne. This introduction for the show – written by Chris Barton – describes it far better then we can:
Tin & Ed's first solo show, A Relative Distance, is also collaborative. The exhibition reveals the documentation of a workshop in which the artists placed time and material restraints upon a group of friends from different creative backgrounds to encourage randomness and spontaneity, and as a means of giving up control over the final outcome.
However, in this 'lack of control' we find qualities that are distinctly Tin & Ed, and begin to wonder about the ways autonomy and the accidental can actually co-exist. Through a combination of puppetry and social curatorship, collective consciousness is fostered, coherency is attained, and predictability is still avoided.
This is not to say that their experiment hasn't been successful, not at all. Instead, what A Relative Distance reasserts is that, in the right conditions, no experiment can be a failure.
Holy-grams is our solo exhibition presented as part of the visual arts program in the 2010 Mebourne Arts Festival. The exhibition contains collections of handmade shrines built on layers of symbols, logos, mementos and offerings to be viewed in the context of a dark theatre with the live soundtrack of Boredoms, Stigmata, Sage Francis, Dengue Fever, The Drones, Low, P.K.14 and Mariachi El Bronx.
A group installation created for the Melbourne Design Festival. The installation was inspired by the theme ‘strength in numbers’ and was created over the course of a day. The process was documented by Australian artist and photographer Thomas Jeppe.
Combining our mutual love of dinosaurs, we created this eight meter high T-Rex named Tony out of string and nails. Tony was a contribution to Surface, a group show that took place in a disused shed in Melbourne's Docklands.
We celebrated the birth of WORTHIS with a ceremonial dinner for six. The meal was a cassoulet made from duck, pork, lamb and beans, an old Demallory family recipe given to Sari by her grandmother.
What would Vogue look like if it was 2020 and we all lived on the moon? This was the brief for our contribution to moon v_gue. The project was curated by MaryMe-JimmyPaul and Timothy Moore and presented as part of the Moon Life Pavillion at the 2010 Shanghai Biennale. Other contributors included Anne De Vries, TONK and fellow Australians Moop Jaw and Sibling.