1-11 AUGUST 2024 View all 2024 events

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Presented by BLEACH*

Presented by BLEACH*

This immersive installation gives you the opportunity to channel your inner muso, collaborating alongside complete strangers to craft a beguiling piece of music.

Architecturally designed, this melodic playground is made up of custom-constructed fibreglass seats that activate a portion of a musical score when you sit on them. Only when all the seats are occupied, will the entire track (created by leading Australian musicians like Tom Thum and Kiah Gossner) play, turning the installation into a magical sound garden. HEXADECA is proof of the pure beauty that can be conjured when a community comes together regardless of age, creed or culture.

Merit Award from the Designers Australia Awards 2022

Pulsing Heart is a South Australian creative studio redefining participatory art through making and touring large scale installations, or as we like to call it “BIG ART”. Our whimsical projects become the beating heart of public spaces, inviting participation and play regardless of ability, age or culture. From town squares and festival arteries to art galleries and music festivals, we believe participatory art should be at everyone’s fingertips.

  • Accessible toilet
  • Performances may contain lighting effects, strobe and haze
  • Performance may contain loud sounds/music
  • Audio Described materials available for blind or low vision audience members

HEXADECA is an installation that includes tactile, visual and audio content, although not all are required to have a meaningful engagement with the work.
HEXADECA may cause dizziness in those who sit and spin in the cups.

HEXADECA may be accessible for people who have mobility requirements - we encourage audience members to get in touch with us to discuss their requirements to see whether participating in the work is right for you.

Multiple people are able to enjoy HEXADECA at a time, and other participants are in control of the operation of the sound elements of the work.
The work takes place in close proximity to several other sound/music based works, which may result in overlapping sounds at times.

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Artist and creative producerJoren Dawson
ProducerJascha Boyce
Design + production leadJake Jenkins of Transit Studio
Design + technical consultantSimon Modra
Tech wizardDavid Musch of Mapped Design
Coding + hardware supportNextFaze
MusicAurora (Young Adelaide Voices) x Keira Simmons, Tim Koch, Belinda Gehlert, Kiah Gossner, Lewis But-Husaim, Rob Edwards, Adam Page and Tom Thum
PhotoMorgan Sette
Free Event

Ed Hardy Park

The Esplanade, North BurleighQLD 4220

Friday 02 Aug4PM- 9PM
Saturday 03 Aug12PM- 9PM
Sunday 04 Aug12PM- 9PM
Friday 09 Aug4PM- 9PM
Saturday 10 Aug12PM- 9PM
Sunday 11 Aug12PM- 9PM
All times are QLD AEST
Important Info
  • Food & beverage available on site
  • Transport options available
  • Licensed venue
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Parking
  • General Admission
  • Performances may contain lighting effects, strobe and haze
  • Free Event
  • Family
  • Installation
  • Music

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