…and so, this universe began…
BIGBANG studio exploded from a group of people who share a passion for experimentation in space.
Over the last decade the founders he&eve* have defined a community of creatives leading in industries such as film, music, landscape architecture, design, craft, education, IT, web development, styling- even our favourite hairdresser moved in!
At the core of this hub is the impressive BIGBANG photography/film studio designed with a 6m high invisibility wall perfect for illusions and “the best deck in Melbourne”.
*he&eve was co-founded by Erin Veronica Ender and Henrik Ender. Since establishing the collaboration in 2007, with the contributions of an extensive network of specialised artists and tradespeople, the team has created hundreds of experimental and sustainable social environments. At the heart of these environments lies our investment in social platforms/ collaborations investing in social currencies.
Since completing a BA of Interior Design at RMIT Erin has built on her original thesis, which sought to integrate screens, architecture and audience. It is this central theme and curiosity that has driven her art practice for over 15 years. Seeing space as a container for activities, she thrives on luring creatives in in order to complete the picture of successful studio and living arrangements.
Henrik’s technical skill in architecture together with a creative/responsible desire to up-cycle industrial buildings in innovative ways defines him as a leader. Added to this is his stylish yet practical aesthetic which has rendered 4 warehouse spaces in Melbourne and Stuttgart (Germany) inspiring vessels for working and living.
The he&eve team have created a cross-disciplinary practice in film, architecture, education, art, media and sound, and created social/cultural gatherings of great creative merit. Relatively new to the team include festival director/ musician Louise Terry and theatre director/ rock legend Carroll Karpany. An integral part of the success of the studio is in sourcing and hiring local talent to assist in sustaining and inspiring the community.