The Megaphone project is an interactive sound installation where 25 striking red megaphones create an illusion of the miracle of the wireless tin-can telephones of childhood. The artists and the audience together produce sound fields with the megaphones where each individual’s sound affects everyone else. The installation offers the public an experience of finding their own voice while remaining part of the wider sound community.
The Megaphone project has been a phenomenal success in Australia over the past three years. It has visited the Works Festival Hobart and the Sydney Festival in Australia, the International Performing Arts for Youth event in Philadelphia and the LEAF Festival in Asheville, North Carolina. It is estimated that approximately 90,000 people of different ages have experienced the installation.
Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey (AU)
Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey form an Australian art collective and have worked together since 1993. The pair works with sound and music to combine the human experience of listening and the collaborations intersecting with industry, communities and sites. Their method, based on seamless collaboration, combines contemporary performance art with a site-specific approach. In 2012 their work was recognised with the PRA-AMC National Award for Excellence in Experimental Music.