Alex Cuffe is a multi-disciplinary artist who works across sculpture, installation, sound and video. In recent years he’s approached the medium of video in his practice, producing short documentaries and films. In his sculptural practice he produces objects in relation to convoluted theories drawn from mundane personal histories, science, geometry, kinetics and acoustics utilising the aesthetics of the ‘backyard inventor’ where lo-fi materials and natural matter coalesce, transformed through new media technologies.
He also plays with Brisbane experimental primitive pop group Sky Needle. SKY NEEDLE are a band of humans living in Brisbane, Melbourne and Kyogle, Australia. They were founded in 2009 at the foot of the Brisbane ‘sky needle’, a strange architectural extravagance left inexplicably derelict since its construction for world expo 88. In honour of this giant phallic absurdity, Sky Needle vowed to only perform using their own home-made instruments.