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Unlocking the Enigma of Atmospheric Memory at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum.

Step into a realm where art and science entwine, where the boundaries of reality are stretched to unveil the secrets of the ethereal. The mesmerizing world of Atmospheric Memory beckons, inviting you to traverse an immersive environment pulsating with light, sound, and monumental projections.

Imagine, if you will, the very air around us carrying the echoes of every word ever uttered.

Inspired by the visionary Charles Babbage's notion that the atmosphere serves as a cosmic repository of spoken words, artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer presents an awe-inspiring multisensory odyssey that beckons you to engage with the intangible.

Unleash your imagination and control a symphony of 18 interactive artworks, as your journey leads you through chambers adorned with luminescent projections, enveloping soundscapes, and an aura of the extraordinary.

Rewinding the Past: Whose Voice Would You Hear?

If the past could whisper its stories, whose voice would you lend an ear to? As you stroll through the enigmatic corridors of Atmospheric Memory, this question resonates, challenging your senses to decode the echoes of history.

Unearth the Creators: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, a visionary media artist, is the maestro behind this spellbinding creation. His innovative concepts blend architecture and performance, resonating on global stages like the Venice Biennale and esteemed biennials across the world. With 75 solo exhibitions to his name, his craft has illuminated esteemed institutions, leaving audiences in awe.

Guiding Vision: José Luis de Vicente

José Luis de Vicente, a luminary in cultural research and curation, serves as the guiding force behind Atmospheric Memory. His profound investigations into technology's intersection with culture have ignited collaborations between artists, designers, scientists, and communities. As the Director of DHUB, Barcelona's Design Museum, his expertise is the cornerstone of this immersive experience.

Unveiling the Unconventional: A Journey Awaits

Prepare for an exhilarating sojourn where historical artifacts intertwine with cutting-edge marvels. From AI and robotics to fluid dynamics and nanotechnology, Atmospheric Memory harmoniously marries tradition with innovation. Within these hallowed walls, you'll encounter a symphony of experiences: touch the world's first 3D-printed speech bubble, witness your voice ripple across a tank, traverse mid-air textual clouds, immerse yourself in a symphony of 3,000 unique voices, and interact within a monumental 360-degree projection chamber.

Unlock the Secrets of the Ether: Let the Atmosphere Speak to You

As you step into the embrace of Atmospheric Memory, you're not just entering an exhibition; you're embarking on a voyage of discovery. This isn't just about witnessing art; it's about becoming part of the narrative.


Words by AW.

Photo courtesy of Powerhouse Museum.


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