The Intergalactic Estate Agency

Austin Houldsworth (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact


The Intergalactic Estate Agency is a participatory installation commissioned by the Eden project in collaboration with Foam. The work enables three people to create and record a sales message for transmission on the intergalactic market.

The intention of the ‘IEA’ is to help contextualise the challenges of climate change through a shamelessly self-interested perspective of retaining value prior to sale. Thus, shifting the scale of climate change from a large abstract notion to something a little more familiar and closer to home.

The components of the installation consist of a mechanical Morse code messaging machine to formulate the message. Drums to signal the urgency of the message and a keyboard to signal the feeling behind the message.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventInvisible Worlds: Residency 2019 - The Lab, The Eden Project, Cornwall, Bodelva, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Oct 20191 Nov 2019


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