Pin-up Architecture and Design Project Space have announced Matthew Bird (Studiobird) and Phillip Adams (BalletLab) as the 2014 Summer Residents at their Keele Street studios, Collingwood.


The new collaborative work, EMBASSY, will be exhibited from Friday 28th – Saturday 29th March and will showcase a physical construction of a large and speculative embassy ‘foundation’.


A statement from Pin-Up says that an underlying philosophy to the EMBASSY project proposal is a research interest in unpredictability, experimentalism and to a degree ‘unreasonable’ collective practice.


"Concepts are bold, broad and universal with references to popular culture, science fiction, high art, modernism and participatory art, experimenting with ready-made materials in a complex formation, testing possible future notions of embassy groundwork, blueprint, form and aesthetic,” the website explains.


Bird and Adams have worked on interdisciplinary practice since 2010 with projects including the award-winning Aviary presented at the Melbourne Festival (2011) & MONA FOMA (2012), as well as the more recent And All Things Return to Nature Tomorrow, presented at the Melbourne Theatre Company (2013).


During this time, Bird and Adams have formed a collaborative practice of experimental and unconventional projects that utilise multiple disciplines of architecture, installation art, performing art and choreography.


The outcome of the Pin-up Residency will form the ongoing development of the EMBASSY project with plans to extend the collaboration within a national and international context.

For more information see the Pin-Up website: