The QUT Precincts would like to officially welcome Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud to the Creative Industries Precinct residency space at Kelvin Grove.
Hailing from Germany, Wachter and Jud are currently working onsite at the Creative Industries Precinct developing their project, Landung in Australien, which aims to explore the current stories, issues and policy surrounding refugees and illegal immigration in Australia.
Wachter and Jud are working collaboratively on extended research into current refugee policy, and the lack of communication and the isolation that surrounds asylum seeker detainees. Through their work, Wachter and Jud aim to consider an expanded dialogue that attempts to hear the voices of people living in detention, including the currently excluded perspectives on this complex humanitarian issue.
Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud have worked together on participatory community projects since 2000 and their collaboration fuses art, science and technology. The duo have received numerous international awards and accolades from Ars Electronica, Transmediale, the Saxon State Ministry for Science and the Arts, and the Swiss Federal Office of Culture just to name a few.
Wachter and Jud will reveal their research outcomes during their Landung in Australien residency exhibition. The opening night event of this exhibition will be held on the 31st of March at The Block, QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove.
Landung in Australien is a 9-week research project as part of Move On: European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE).