Equilibrium aims to raise awareness of sound as a contributing factor to our health and wellbeing and pose solutions, transforming environments in health and community.
Current research examining the causes and impact of sound on our health demonstrates that unwanted noise, whether high intensity or low frequency can affect our emotional state and impact on our physiological and psychological health and wellbeing.
Sounds we choose to listen to, in particular music, can make us feel calm, joyful or elated. However, sound that is unwanted, uncontrollable, or unpredictable can have the opposite effect. Recent debate around wind turbine noise has highlighted this health issue that affects not only those living in city environments where we expect to hear noise from traffic, neighbours, planes etc, but those in regional and rural areas.
Equilibrium will delve into the psychology of sound, specifically in relation to mental health and wellbeing. Through a collaborative, exploratory process, contemporary artists Vic McEwan, Jesse Budel, John Simpson and Tristan Louth-Robbins will investigate alternative sonic landscapes in mental health units and public spaces with communities across regional SA.
This three year project of exploratory work will begin in March 2019 when the creative team come together for the first time in the regional town of Quorn to begin preliminary research.
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- Visual Arts
9th May 2020 — 14th November 2020
First shown at the 2016 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art: Magic Object, Sydney-based photographer Robyn Stacey used camera obscura to depict the city of Adelaide as it has never been seen before.View event
2nd June 2020 — 19th June 2020
A tale of good days, bad days and everything in betweenView event
5th June 2020 — 8th June 2020
First Nations emerging writers from around South Australia are invited to participate in a series of free writing workshops and discussions during a writers retreat at Narrung on Ngarrindjeri country.View event