Sue Corke and Hagen Betzwieser
‘Embassy of Summer’, 3 black triangular boxes each with 3 chambers for 9 swift pairs, installation, 2013
Sue Corke and Hagen Betzwieser met by chance in 2008 conducting artistic field work at a bus stop in Norway. As WE COLONISED THE MOON they make graphic, installation and performance work rooted in absurdism, scientific theatricality and a child-like wonder of the universe. Employing a range of DIY production techniques their partnership is characterised by slogans and catchphrases. Sue Corke is a visual artist with an interest in the theatre of illustration. Hagen Betzwieser (The Institute of General Theory) has spent the last 10 years exploring the gaps and connections between art and science to create New New Media. Working originally as a commercial designer in the field of scenography, as an independent artist he has created amongst other notable projects an invisible but highly audible helicopter, and an electricity stealing super battery. His inventive technicality unites with Corke’s training in print and illustration to produce a DIY world of fake moon rocks, cardboard boxes, chicken wire, plaster and various electrical components. WCTM seek to demonstrate that the future may indeed be frightening, but also highly entertaining.
Sue Corke and Hagen Betzwieser were awarded the Fire Station /ACME Studios London Artists' Exchange Residency 2013.
‘Embassy of Summer’, print, 2013