Artists:Kate & Marty: Kathryn Bevz (Australia) / Martin Bevz (Australia)Chrysalis waits patiently; each of its five shell-like forms sheltering...



Sydney NSW 2000
2000 NSW


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Kate & Marty: Kathryn Bevz (Australia) / Martin Bevz (Australia)

Chrysalis waits patiently; each of its five shell-like forms sheltering a butterfly.

On first sight the butterflies are resting quietly but, as visitors approach, they are ready to emerge. The sound generated by the viewer encourages each butterfly to awake and flutter. As the noise grows louder, the butterflies become more active, and the glow on the shells becomes more colourful.

Each ‘chrysalis’ contains over 500m of side-glow fibre optic cable illuminated by a high efficacy LED source. The fibre optic is attached to a frame created from recycled wire. An embedded microcontroller converts sound into the butterflies’ kinetic motion and vibrant colour-changing effects.

Country represented by installation: Australia

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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.