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This is a Voice, This is a Voice Exhibition, Sydney Science Festival, At Wellcome Collection
This is a Voice Exhibition at Wellcome Collection- installation photography by Michael Bowles Image supplied by Cardinal Spin


This year's Sydney Science Festival will take visitors on an auditory journey inside the elusive nature of the human voice with the exhibition This is a Voice. Last year's Science Festival attracted over 60,000 participants. The curious, the quirky or just those fascinated in science will be intrigued by this year's addition to the program.

"This is a Voice epitomises MAAS' commitment to working with the best partners internationally to explore the intersection of art and science. In exploring the human voice, physically and psychologically, this is a unique look at an aspect of humanity that is at once deeply personal and universal," said MAAS Director and CEO Dolla Merrillees.

"We are also thrilled to be working with some of Australia's top artists, co-presenting performances at Performance Space at Carriageworks and Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art," said Ms Merrillees.

This is a Voice, This is a Voice Exhibition, Sydney Science Festival, At Wellcome Collection
This is a Voice Exhibition at Wellcome Collection- installation photography by Michael Bowles


With an entry of major new works by Australian artist and composer Lawrence English. A People's Choir is a giant interactive sound 'chandelier' that invites everyone to contribute to the creation of the work by recording their aspirations and dreams for the future.

This is a Voice, This is a Voice Exhibition, Sydney Science Festival, At Wellcome Collection
This is a Voice Exhibition at Wellcome Collection- installation photography by Michael Bowles


Utterance featuring 14 historical gramophone horns from the MAAS collection, brought to life in a sound installation that considers what it means when voices from some communities are not permitted to speak, especially in complex political times.

This is a Voice, This is a Voice Exhibition, Sydney Science Festival, At Wellcome Collection
This is a Voice Exhibition at Wellcome Collection - installation photography by Michael Bowles


The diary of Virginia Woolf from the British Library also features in this exhibition. There will also be an installation exploring Sydney accents and Indigenous language reclamation work by Lille Madden in collaboration Jonathan Jones.

This is a Voice, This is a Voice Exhibition, Sydney Science Festival, At Wellcome Collection
This is a Voice Exhibition at Wellcome Collection- installation photography by Michael Bowles


Discover 'babytalk', a chatbot designed to provide psychological care to Syrian refugees and paintings by Emily Kngwarreye and Yukultji Napangati.

This is a Voice, This is a Voice Exhibition, Sydney Science Festival, At Wellcome Collection
This is a Voice Exhibition at Wellcome Collection- installation photography by Michael Bowles


Learn how to turn your voice pattern into wearable jewelry, experience a the Super Critical Mass 24 Hour Choir, an endurance exercise for the voice as a mass choir performs over a 24 hour period from 1pm 2 - 3 September at Observatory Hill. Understand how infants acquire sounds and grammar in a series of interactive demonstrations and games.

This is a Voice, This is a Voice Exhibition, Sydney Science Festival, At Wellcome Collection
This is a Voice Exhibition at Wellcome Collection - installation photography by Michael Bowles


This is an interesting exhibition involving science, technology, theatre, video and sound. Here you will experience daily 'voicings', live performances and demonstrations exploring how the voice can define humans. Absorb visual and audio simulations to open your mind to the power of non-verbal communication and the differences that one can achieve and how it affects our identity.

Short Video of 2016 This is a Voice:



Details:

This is a Voice Exhibition
Date: 11 August 2017 28 January 2018
Time: Daily 10am - 5pm (Closed Christmas Day)
Location: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo
Admission: Free with general admission: $15 adult, $8 concession, kids under 16 years free


For more details go to the website.

This is a Voice is a Wellcome Collection exhibition produced in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS).

The Sydney Science Festival will be running for 11 days from 10-20 August 2017. For more interesting events, go to the website.
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Why? Auditory science
When: 11 August 2017 - 28 January 2018, 10am -5pm Daily, closed Christmas Day
Where: Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris St, Ultimo
Cost: Price: $15.00 adult / $8.00 concession / Free for Members and children
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It sounds like a very interesting exhibition :)
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