About Juneau Projects:
Juneau Projects are Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler, two artists based in Birmingham. They have worked together for nearly twenty years, developing a practice that looks at the possibilities of artistic production through collaboration and participation.
They enjoy the surprises that come from working with people to develop ideas, designs, objects and experiences. They are interested in the perceived relationships and boundaries between the natural world and human civilisation and how this has altered over time. In tandem with this Juneau Projects are fascinated by the evolution of technology and its role as a lens through which to view the world.
Juneau Projects would like to build a wooden tower, filled with nooks and crannies and decorated with organic imagery inspired by conversations with staff and students at University of Birmingham.
The structure will be treated to encourage the growth of moss and other bryophytes. This in turn will encourage wildlife to interact with the work. They are particularly interested in these tiny, often overlooked plants, and hope the sculpture will focus attention on their distinctive forms and their ecological role.
The sculpture’s surfaces will evolve and grow over time in response to the surrounding environment.