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Public Address System
Wed 7 December 2016 @ 7:15 pm - 7:45 pm
7 Dec 2016, Newcastle
Sited in the five storey stairwell of Broadacre House, Public Address System is a sound installation initiated through the ensemble performance of a psycho-physical breath practice called brahmari. The audience are invited to walk through the stairwell to experience the sonic and vibrational phenomenon happening throughout the stairwell and also to go outside the building to experience the ensembles sound amplified live out into the public city space. Find out more
This installation is based on the PhD research of artist Helen Collard. Finding Prana is a bio-art work that employs the yogic concept of prana (breath or life-force) and the practice of pranayama (regulation of breath) to bring attention to our co-existence in air and our technology of being. In collaboration with Dr Philippa Jackson at Northumbria University’s Brain, Performance, and Nutrition Research Centre this interdisciplinary bio-art work employs the neuro-imaging technology to take real-time brain-state data during a live pranayama performance. The data is sonified, turned to vibrations in air, in real-time, creating a re-appropriated system for sound creation controlled by the practitioners moving and suspended breath.