As part of 2high Festival this year is a work called 'flow[er]' and it's an interactive flower made completely of recycled materials that responds to movement.
flow[er] senses your presence and blossoms. It represents the cycles and flow of energy of creation and destruction in cities. The ‘flow[er]’ team is made up of Vidhi Shah and Jeniffer Heng. They are both Interactive and Visual Design students at QUT with a keen eye for animation and games.
How did you get started?
We met at QUT in our first year frantically submitting our assignment minutes before it was due and we helped each other out. University is a great place to meet people from different disciplines and with combined backgrounds in animation, games, marketing and illustration.
What made you want to get involved in 2high?
Studying at QUT most of my friends are from different disciplines of the creative industries. Over the years I have had a number of friends who have exhibited their work at 2high and it has become a reputable status for upcoming artists. It’s a great chance to showcase our work on such a diverse platform that is quickly gaining more and more popularity.
What do you think of the Brisbane contemporary arts scene right now?
It’s an exciting time to be a contemporary artist in Brisbane. There are so many inspirational artists out there to collaborate with and admire. There are a number of arts collectives that have been opening up in the last few years and smaller, independent galleries popping up.
2high Festival has a history of having artists on the bill that have gone on to be at the forefront of the contemporary arts. Why?
I do believe that 2high has a great impact on the future of emerging artists as it provides opportunities for artists to exhibit their work outside of a safe and controlled university environment and provides the exposure that young artists need. It’s so easy to get lost in the wave of new, amazingly talented artists that come out every year and 2high has a great eye for artists with potential.
2High Festival is on at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday November 2.