Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Knives, Snow, Architecture

On Art and Mayhem this week, Lucazoid brought artist Hilik Mirankar
into the studio. Hilik is best known as the knife sharpening motorcycle
guy, but he's also an accomplished sculptor in wood. Almost everything
that Hilik carves is salvaged and refashioned, recombined, with scraps
found on the street. And in the last few years, Hilik has begun to
refashion neighbourhood relationships in his own street - Queen Street,
Glebe. He has been negotiating with his neighbours to place his wooden
sculptures in the front yards of nearly every house on Queen Street. We
talked about Hilik's processes and motivations. Hilik's website is


Lucazoid also plugged two events this Wednesday night:

the first is the final PELT show by snow (see LOTS happening post below)

the second is the

Architecture Lecture: Teddy Cruz
The 2006 Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture

Wednesday 9 August, 6.30 pm

Guatemalan-born architect Teddy Cruz has a San Diego-based practice
informed by its location at the border of San Diego, California, and
Tijuana, Mexico, where two radically different cultures, societies and
economies occupy the same geography. Outspoken in his condemnation of
borders, Cruz addresses how borders discriminate against cultures and
restrict entrepreneurial activity within mainstream activities. His firm,
Estudio Teddy Cruz, has won numerous awards from the American Institute of
Architects and is gaining an international reputation for recycling
overlooked space into liveable, workable environments. In 2004-05 Cruz was
the recipient of the Stirling Lecture Prize, a collaboration between
the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the London School of Economics
and Political Science Cities Program.

Admission: $15/$10 MCA & RAIA Members and Concessions

Bookings essential (Mon รข€“ Fri): 9245 2484 or education@mca.com.au

Presented with assistance from the NSW Ministry for the Arts in
association with Sydney Design 06 and the Royal Australian Institution of

1 comment:

lucazoid said...

mayhem, i put the hilik interview online