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Aotea Symphony is a free interactive sound experience. You’re invited to turn sounds from the city into a visual symphony through a digital screen. Collaborate with strangers of all ages and backgrounds to transform unnoticed surrounding sounds into a beautiful symphony, a song you can relate to in a joyful way. To create your very own symphony, simply step on the buttons and make your masterpiece! Then share your creations using #aoteasymphony.
This project started as a uni project which was a Finalist at Best Awards 2018, and in 2020, it was supported by Creative New Zealand.
We collaborated with Auckland Arts Festival and Auckland Live to present Shadows.
It is a body recognition installation that invites people to move and explore their own body in another light. As they explore their Shadow with movements and speed, their Shadow follows them and sound is generated from their movements. Participants are free to choose how they want to connect with their Shadows, they can simply walk with it, dance with it, or even blend it with others.
Shadows invites participants to walk, raise their hands, dance, and observe their own Shadow from a digital screen.
As part of Artweek 2020, we collaborated with Auckland City Central library and Auckland Council to present a projection on the St James wall in front of the library. We created an audio visual experience that played with the windows of the wall, and with its relation to our lockdown period earlier in the year.
"Watch the windows of the St James come to life as stories and reflections from our lockdown period unfold."
As part of Fluid Borders exhibition's Ratatouille, presented at the Audio Foundation in September 2020, we presented Shadows.
This is the green version of Shadows, our body recognition installation which we also presented for Auckland Arts Festival in March 2021.
Dancers improvised a dance while interacting with Shadows, a moment that you can watch in this video.
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