World Tree Melody (Curiocity Brisbane School Program)
Wed 22 March, 2023-Sun 2 April, 2023
Whale Mall, Queensland Museum

Created by: Calliope State School and Guy Cooper From: Queensland, Australia

The year is 2080 only a few living trees remain on Earth. Despite the endless scientific data and warnings, the climate catastrophe accelerated and Earth’s delicate ecosystems collapsed. The generations that followed were forced to develop life support systems for the remaining trees to create the photosynthesis needed to maintain the planets inhabitability.

The World Tree Melody is an organic, bionic, symbiotic energy exchange machine. It requires the interaction and love of human visitors to survive by converting the carbon dioxide into oxygen via the symbiotic relationship it has with the humans and the technology that surrounds it. Visitor’s motion, interaction, and love of the tree help generate an ever-evolving melody that both the tree and the people need to thrive and continue providing for a healthy earth.


About the Artist

An artist of many formats, but primarily a musician, composer, music producer and sculptor, Guy Cooper combines vibrations and sculptural form into art with an emotional and organic focus. A university lecturer of 21 years and the manager and music producer of Serotonin Productions and Human Records, he works with artists in in a range of mediums including music, film, sculpture, photography and acoustic design.

With an honours degree in Music, a Physics degree in Astrobiology and a Masters of Creative Industries, Cooper combines his love for art and science with flair and technical skill to create large-scale interactive creative works that connect with audiences of all ages.


More Information

This artwork was part of the Curiocity Brisbane 2023 Schools Challenge.


Wed 22 March, 2023 - Sun 2 April, 2023


8:00 am - 8:00 pm


Whale Mall, Queensland Museum

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