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12. Ros Bandt, Vicki Hallett & Jem Savage: Sensory Portal 1 - Human Aquarium

  • City Hall Forecourt 57 Little Malop Street Geelong, VIC, 3220 Australia (map)

The Sensory Portals are new intimate spaces for you to experience multi-sensory artistic encounters.

Funded by the Arts & Culture Department of the City of Greater Geelong and Creative Victoria. The conceptualisation, architectural design and siting composition of the Sensory Portals has been a collaborative work of Geelong-based artist Don Walters and architectural academic Mirjana Lozanovska and architect Stewart Seaton from the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University. 

The portals have been constructed with a view to being used by the wider community post Geelong After Dark. For GAD 2019 various artists have been invited to activate the three portals to create unique and intimate experiences. 

This underwater soundworld has been created using hydrophones (special underwater microphones) as these subaquatic sounds are not normally audible to the human ear.

Break the surface tension, dive in and become immersed in a sonic environment populated by the sounds of yabbies, mussels, sea horses, carp, schools of shrimp and more. You are now entering their world… how do these species hear us?

Artistic direction and hydrophone recordings Ros Bandt and Vicki Hallett, engineering and sound design Jem Savage