Artists:BB&T Collective (Australia)Collaborators:Bernadette Basch (New Zealand) / Liam Bray (Australia) / Gwen Taualai (Australia)Activated...



The Rocks NSW 2000
2000 NSW


Event Details

BB&T Collective (Australia)

Bernadette Basch (New Zealand) / Liam Bray (Australia) / Gwen Taualai (Australia)

Activated is an immersive light sculpture that playfully engages visitors by combining architectural, visual, and musical techniques to create a novel interactive experience.
The installation reimagines common structural materials as actuators of artistic expression;  interactive copper touch sensors control the live mixing of colour, sound, and smoke effects internally, while stationary external mosaic mirrors reflect the movement and life of our activated Sydney surrounds. 
This coalescence results in a series of 6 scenes, which change hourly. Each scene draws inspiration from a different Australian sunset (Sydney Harbour, Uluru, Cable Beach, and more) and it’s Roy De Maistre-influence colour-music counterpart; consisting of audio samples that explore the range of Australian urban and natural soundscapes (East Coast ocean breathing, Hills Hoist percussion, urban underground music scenes, and more). 

Country represented by installation: Australia

Audio Description

Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.