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Eden Project \ Studio Swine


Eden Project \ Studio Swine

Futurecity Case Study

Futurecity was selected by Eden Project to curate a commission for an artwork that will form the centrepiece of Invisible Worlds, a five-year programme of activities, events and experiments which is set to open in May 2018.

∞ Blue (Infinity Blue) is an immersive, 20-tonne installation that pays homage to cyanobacteria, one of the world’s smallest living beings. It is the centrepiece of Invisible Worlds, a major new permanent exhibition at the home of the famous Biomes in Cornwall.

∞ Blue has been created by the acclaimed duo Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers), Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves.

A signature component of a Studio Swine project is an accompanying film, which for this work has been co-directed by the studio and filmmaker Petr Krejčí. The film focuses on Murakami and Groves’s research in the sea close to the Cornish coast and will be released in June.

The exhibition reveals the untold and unseen stories of our planet beyond our senses: too big, too small, too fast, too slow and too far away in space and time. The commission will launch a five-year programme of activities, events and experiments in May 2018.

Invisible Worlds is supported by the Wellcome Trust, the Wolfson Foundation and the Sackler Foundation.

  • Client: Eden Project
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Photographers / Image Credit: Photography of ∞ Blue: Emily Whitfield-Wicks, courtesy of the Eden Project