6–24 JANUARY Customs House Forecourt
Groundswell
Free Event
Groundswell
6–24 JANUARY Customs House Forecourt
Free Event
6–24 JANUARY
Groundswell
Free Event
MATTHIAS SCHACK-ARNOTT

Feel the earth move beneath your feet in this free, large-scale immersive installation in the Forecourt outside Customs House, Circular Quay.  

Groundswell is a new work by Matthias Schack-Arnott, an award-winning artist from Melbourne who fuses sound and movement into evocative, atmospheric experiences.  

How lightly do we tread upon the world? This kinetic, interactive artwork responds to every step we take. You are invited to stand on a raised platform that responds as you shift your weight. Thousands of illuminated balls below create a visual and sonic response to individual motions, ensuring each moment is different from the last.  

Groundswell sees Matthias Schack-Arnott again collaborating with Keith Tucker from Megafun and Tilman Robinson following their award winning Everywhen. His creations - praised by the Guardian as "visually and sonically exquisite - have been presented around the world.

Groundswell will be open throughout the festival and no bookings are necessary.

For latest alerts and updates about attendance on the day, RSVP to the Groundswell Facebook event.

Venue
Performance Times
Mon–Thu from 9am to 6pm
Fri–Sun from 9am to 9pm
Ticketing and Pricing
Free Event
Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
The installation is wheelchair accessible via a ramp. The flooring within the installation will tilt slightly as it responds to the weight of patrons.  

Visual Content
75% visual content. This installation has minimal dialogue, some background music and/or sounds.

The auditory component of this installation can be very loud.  

Cast and Credits

Concept, Sound & Visual Design Matthias Schack-Arnott
Technical Design & Management, Lighting Design Keith Tucker (Megafun)
Sound Design Tilman Robinson
Producer Michaela Coventry – Sage Arts

Co-Produced by Sydney Festival and Commissioned by Melbourne Fringe with Naomi Milgrom Foundation

Supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne, the Besen Family Foundation and the Playking Foundation

Photo: Pier Carthew

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