Cancelled: Seasons in Blak Box

Fri 6th March, 2020 – Sun 5th April, 2020
Observatory Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens
Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra
Price: $15–$22
Enter this glowing box in the Royal Botanic Gardens to experience an immersive sound work that brings the seasons to life.

This event has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

A lone box has appeared in the Royal Botanic Gardens as part of Melbourne Design Week. It’s illuminated in cool white light that highlights the structure’s geometric beams.

Inside, you can experience an immersive soundscape that recreates the seasons through the time-honoured Indigenous practice of deep listening. The 50-minute work uses natural sound, sound effects and the human voice to bring the seasons to life, along with new musical works from composer James Henry.

It’s been curated by Indigenous broadcaster Daniel Browning to highlight the importance of seasonal and plant knowledge to the Kulin people. Storytelling from Indigenous elders throughout interprets the meaning and significance of each season in the multi-part piece.

Up to 30 people can experience the work at a time, seated in a circle around the outside of the purple-lit room within.

Tue to Thu 6.15pm and 7.15pm
Fri & Sat 6.15pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm
Sun 6.15pm and 7.15pm

More information here.