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Interactive art installation ‘Eddy’ opens for limited time

Known for their large-scale participatory art installations that have captivated audiences worldwide, Pulsing Heart is bringing this unique experience to Festival Plaza this December.

Adelaide’s creative landscape is set to be enriched with a new interactive art installation, ‘Eddy’, presented by the local creative studio, Pulsing Heart.

Known for their large-scale participatory art installations that have captivated audiences worldwide, Pulsing Heart is bringing this unique experience to Festival Plaza this December.

‘Eddy’ is the brainchild of Jascha Boyce, founder and creative director of Pulsing Heart. This 15-meter-wide analog sculptural instrument is designed to engage audiences of all ages in creating a percussive soundscape through collaborative play.

The installation comprises a wall of glossy spheres, each filled with different materials like ping pong balls, metal chains, bottle caps, and tin cans. As visitors spin these spheres, they produce distinct analog sounds, layering together to form an evolving soundscape.

Joren Dawson, lead artist and Creative Director of Pulsing Heart, shares his excitement: “We’re thrilled to present our new work Eddy right in the heart of our hometown of Adelaide! This work encourages the public, even those who don’t often engage with art, to actively participate in the project without any of the often limiting barriers of entry.”

The Festival Plaza upgrade is a strategic move to transform Adelaide Riverbank into a vibrant cultural precinct and an events destination. The Festival Plaza Committee, in collaboration with Adelaide Festival Centre and the State Government of South Australia, aims to activate the plaza by engaging audiences through innovative programming.

Andrew Daniels, Chair of the Festival Plaza Committee, emphasizes the commitment to local talent: “South Australia is home to outstanding artistic talent and thriving creative industries. Through creating this commission, Festival Plaza is committed to creating opportunities to support investment in local artists.”

‘Eddy’ is not just an art installation; it’s an invitation for public interaction and engagement, breaking the conventional ‘don’t touch the art’ approach. It stands as a testament to South Australia’s commitment to nurturing local creatives and offering them a platform to showcase their talents.

Eddy
Where: Festival Plaza
When: Friday, December 1, until December 26, 2023.

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