the megaphone project


The megaphone project is an interactive sound field, and as an installation allows people to discover a game of sound and physical play: a world of private and public broadcast. Twenty-five striking red megaphones of different shapes and sizes compel a joyful manipulations of voices that are naturally reinforced through simple acoustics then mysteriously and ambiguously returned via our custom spatial audio network. The megaphones create an interactive performance field where the audience creates a lively environment of play and enjoyment that is all their own invention.

The Megaphone Project has been a phenomenal success in Australia since 2007, around Australia and internationally. Since the generous commission of the work for the FINA Cultural Festival by ArtPlay, the work has been at Awesome Arts Festival, Perth; APAM, Adelaide; Newcastle Live Sites; Out of the Box Brisbane; Carriageworks;, Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival, Womadelaide, Kennedy Centre USA; New Visions Festival Hong Kong;  Ansan Street Arts Festival, Korea; Black Mountain Festival, USA; ANTI Festival, Finland; SONICA, Glasgow UK. It has now been experienced by over 120,o00 people.