Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline: The Dance of the Remediators

The Dance of the Remediators is a site-specific exhibition by Newcastle-based artists and collaborators Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline. It is an archive of a possible future; a materialised dream sequence recalling coal’s long photosynthetic memory. This work prototypes earnest and absurd devices, gentle megastructures, and everyday actions, for remaking the world through care, play, wonder and hope.

The Dance of the Remediators tells an imaginative story about a future Newcastle where children have risen to the challenge posed by the climate crisis. In this fictional narrative, the children conspire to dismantle coal infrastructure. The Lock-Up serves as their headquarters, where they can reside and take refuge in cubby house structures as they contemplate – can we salvage the future?

Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline, The Dance of the Remediators, 2023, process image. Courtesy the artists and The Lock-Up, New South Wales

The Lock-Up
16 December 2023 to 11 February 2024
New South Wales

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