Roderick Hietbrink
29 June - 14 July 2007

Roderick Hietbrink is a Rotterdam-based artist working with sound and video installation. His work is grounded in the study of urban architecture, resulting in experiential, transformative environments developed in response to specific urban landscapes. Vivarium was produced in the period of Hietbrink's three-month Artspace Studio Residency and featured landscapes near and around Sydney. As in previous works, Vivarium continued Heitbrink's exploration of issues around nature and the built environment, providing a subtle commentary on the processes of negotiation and navigation that underlie the human condition.

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This project has been supported by Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, the Botanic Gardens Trust and Videocraft.