Abyssicide | Garments For Drowning In Past Event


Thu 23 May 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Fri 24 May 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sat 25 May 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 26 May 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Wed 29 May 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Thu 30 May 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Fri 31 May 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sat 01 Jun 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Free, Booking Required


Hanover House
158 City Road, Southbank VIC, Australia


All gender bathroom, Assistance animals welcome, Seating available, Wheelchair accessible
Abyssicide is an installation of body related bone sculptures grown from water, employing a biomimetic technique that mimics the accretion method by which coral forms its skeleton – transforming seawater into a solid material.

In the throes of a climate crisis, Abyssicide envisions a future where our protagonists press the garments into the skin, submerge, and become one with the sea – and as the ocean levels rise, the garments for drowning in grow into a coral, layer by layer, up and around the body.

This installation, an atomic collision of material design, advanced technology, and new ritual, unfolds at Hanover house, showcasing transformative sculptures and ritual objects, the first unveiling of a material poised to redefine a future of renewable materials.

A tangible embodiment of the fusion between ancient techniques and futuristic visions, Abyssicide invites viewers to the presentation of something entirely new.
The Hannover House becomes a canvas where a vision of slow growth meets futurist design, initiating a dialogue on circularity, sacrifice, and the extended potential of the renewable materials we can harvest.


Sruli Recht

Sruli Recht is an exemplar of the hybrid ethos. Equal parts innovator and provocateur, Recht has made a career of blurring the lines between fine art, runway fashion, and industrial design.

RMIT Architecture Tectonic Formation Lab
Directed by Roland Snooks the RMIT Architecture Tectonic Formation Lab explores the design implications of emerging technologies. The lab develops radical architectural tectonics through generative design and additive manufacturing.

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