The OFFICE of CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY and ARCHITECTURE is a non-traditional architecture office. OCTA's output is informed by thought and analysis, but above all, by questioning our contemporary context. For OCTA, architecture can shape and have agency in both the ideological superstructure and economic base of human society. Behaviour and relationships within the space of everyday life are affected by architecture that engages with society on these terms. Parallel to built projects, OCTA engages with teaching and research, pursuits which form an important foundation to OCTA's approach to architecture.
Working on carefully curated projects as creative directors, I MADE THIS draw on their deep understanding of contemporary culture through their passion as musicians and artists. I MADE THIS develop and create innovative bespoke happenings, Installations and Immersive experiences for influencers such as Vice, Adidas, Lee, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Bombay Sapphire, Let Them Cake Festival, Hallowine and many more...
John-Paul Hussey is a Melbourne based, award winning performance artist with over 15 years experience specializing in one man shows and MCing at countless festivals in both Australia and Europe. His work is noted for its highly unique character transformations drawn from the magical realist tradition of performance and design. His latest roving character is GEOFFREY GOLD and his fabulous golden chariot, The Fiery Lion 8000. Geoffrey loves to play golf, make calls, do deals... and brag how much cash he has in the bank.
One of our favourite artists, Christian Patton aka ZOD produced the spectacular recycled wooden cladding for the Palace Of Versailles stage in previous editions of Cake. He returns this year to create a new stage and environment, and we got a sneak peek at Christians workshop and were pretty excited with what we saw. Think large scale....
The Mutoid Waste Co, formed in London in 1983,specialising in large scale sculptures made from industrial waste.They have since enjoyed adding their unique and 'Mad Max' flavoured creativity to parties, dance floors, festivals and other major events globally. 2018 will be no exception - with Mutoid Waste Co kicking off the Oz New Year in true style @ 'Let Them Eat Cake'. Mutate & Survive!
With a career in both Australia and New York that spans film, TV, theatre, music videos, festivals, art installations, pyrotechnics, and events, there is no facet of entertainment that this artist and designer hasn’t been involved with first hand. Now focusing on festival stage design, Hurricane aims to create interactive experiences that engage and excite each and every festival goer. A bona fide bad arse, Hurricane works hard, but parties harder - if you see him on the dance floor, give him a hug!
From the high luscious mountains once in a year appeared Babu, drag by the sounds and joy of the mortals celebrating to be together. She loves to breath the fresh air, the sound of the river heating the rocks, the dance of the foliage, the grass on his roots, but only one thing disturb his gentle and passive character and is plastic and rubbish in the forest. She is determined to clear the mistake by swallow the garbage and touching the bell to scare away the evil spirits. Perhaps in Babu’s walk any villagers can help to place the objects in her belly, perhaps they can help him to rest and he can join to dance!