Atmospheric Memory, a major exhibition from the UK is coming to Powerhouse Ultimo this August for its Australian premiere. The giant artwork will feature cutting-edge technology to transform vibrations in the atmosphere, something visitors will be able to touch, see and tangibly experience. The immersive experience is inspired by the writing of 19th-century philosopher Charles Babbage who proposed that the air around us is an expansive library containing every sound, motion and word spoken.
Atmospheric Memory, Powerhouse Ultimo
As part of the multisensory event which is developed by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and curated by José Luis de Vicente, you can touch the world’s first 3D-printed speech bubble, see your voice travel in a ripple tank and walk through clouds of text written in mid-air. Plus, hear 3,000 speakers each with its own field recording, and interact with virtual environments in a giant 360-degree projection chamber.
The exciting showcase blends historic artifacts with cutting-edge technologies that include everything from AI to robots, from nanotechnology and mapping to more. If you’re a science buff, you’ll want to clear out your calendar for this one.
Atmospheric Memory will headline the Powerhouse Museum’s Sydney Science Festival, set to be held across the city from August 11-20, 2023. Book your tickets here.