- When 20 Sep - 11 Nov 2017
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
TUES TO SAT, 10AM–5PM
+61 2 8936 0888
'Snoösphere' is an expansive, responsive art installation that you can smell, feel, touch and explore. It is designed and created in collaboration between Lull Studios and autistic artist Dawn-joy Leong and participating artists on the autistic spectrum, who bring to the work a uniquely enhanced sense of how spaces perform both sensorially and energetically.
A sensory futureland, 'Snoösphere' designs forward to a fully networked world based on advanced technological and synthesised communication. The installation is finely calibrated to different sensory intensities, empowering audiences to adjust and adapt the sensory output of their environment by their own movement, touch and presence.
The floor responds kinetically to weight and footfall as visitors wander through a windswept grass plain of reactive fibre-optics, a forest of triggered robotic tweeters, or beneath an atomized mist cloud that gently touches the skin. The entire space is an enveloping sphere that responds to its inhabitants and provides essential insights into neurodiversity.
This project is presented as part of 'The Big Anxiety', a new kind of festival, fostering adventurous collaborations between artists, scientitsts and the broader community to address some of the big challenges in mental health. The festival invites neurologically and culturally diverse audiences to explore the range of anxieties that permeate contemporary society. Spanning over 20 venues across Greater Sydney, the festival aims to be a transformative force in both arts and health.
UNSW Art & Design is one of the main festival hubs with four new exciting exhibition venues open alongside the two major exhibitions in UNSW Galleries: 'SCIBAR', a responsive environment that changes with the mood of visitors (by Super manoeuvre architects and robotics artists); the travelling 'Mobile Mood Lab'; The Parragirls 'Memory Project' in the 3D immersive EPICentre; and a new project on anxiety in Muslim and migrant communities led by artist Khaled Sabsabi.