KA3323 is a retro-futuristic contraption that has mysteriously landed in the Botanic Gardens. KA3323 takes the form of an interactive satellite dish overgrown...

KA3323

Location:

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney (enter via Queen Elizabeth II Gates)
Australia

Image. A satellite dish stands in a garden box of weird plants. Odd angular patterns decorate the box.  Using joysticks on a nearby control hub, visitors can move the satellite dish. When an audio signal’s received, displays of colour and movement dance through the dish, boxes and plants.KA3323 installation

Event Details

Artists:
K & A Electronics: Kris Feizi Sobbi (Australia) / Anthony Feizi Sobbi (Australia)

Collaborators:
Jonathan Hribar (Australia) / Annie Faizi Sobby (Australia) / Daniel Wong (Australia)

KA3323 is a retro-futuristic contraption that has mysteriously landed in the Botanic Gardens. KA3323 takes the form of an interactive satellite dish overgrown with alien plant matter and reacts to the sounds of space. Audiences are invited to engage with the contraption to discover its origins and purpose. 

‘Voices’ or ‘machines’ can be heard across the intergalactic continuum. Visitors can use a joystick on the control hub to hunt for signals in the night sky by moving the dish and filtering sounds through the radio spectrum. KA3323 pulsates slowly with a steady beat interpreted from the live atmosphere around the satellite until someone finds and ‘locks on’ to a signal. When an incoming source is received, the display blinks into life. The volume and frequency of the signal correlates with different brightness levels and colours in KA3323's integrated lighting system.

Watch as signals travel through the contraption’s circuitry and trigger light states and movement in the foreign plant life. Not only will viewers see signals dance in front of their eyes, they will also hear the hidden signal sources. KA3323 encourages viewers to look beyond the night sky and wonder what secrets lie beyond the stars.

Country represented by installation: Australia

Audio Description

Access and Inclusion

  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

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