Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline

Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline

Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline work across the forms of architecture, installation, social process and situated public art. They make site-specific devices, discursive machines and social infrastructures. Their work takes many forms, depending on the context and has included: personalised vehicles, adaptable shelters, hand-made maps, soluble animals, edible cities, a tea cart which collects stories and a galvanised steel park shelter which predicts the weather. These lean but intriguing devices actively engage people to question, understand and act-upon the built and political structures which frame our lives.

Their work for Living Lanes, titled, ‘The Gift’ is a site-specific structure that represents the concepts of shared resources and fixing things. The Gift is a simple, lockable structure able to be used for a variety of different giving practices by individuals and organisations on the basis of generosity and mutual benefit.

This work seeks to be both a mascot and new infrastructure to support the expansion of the collaborative and generous practices that already exist in Katoomba.

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Living Lanes recognises that Dharug and Gundungurra Traditional Owners have a continuous and deep connection to their Country and that this is of great cultural significance to Aboriginal people, both locally and in the region. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.