Suspended cardiophonic snooze pods, installed at MPavilion, Melbourne Australia 8-14th Feb, 2017
Commissioned by MPavilion through the Naomi Milgrom Foundation.
Artists: David Patman, Michelle Boyde, Matt Warren, Richie Cyngler
A week-long installation at MPavilion offered the pod experience to a diverse audience of people, from small children, to mothers and fathers with babies in arms, as well as the elderly. The flexible design made them accessible to a range of body shapes and sizes.
The pods provided the additional advantage of being a perfect medium for thoughtful viewing and reflection on Bijoy Jain's beautiful bamboo architecture.
Hypnapod was also featured in MPavilion's annual M*Sync, curated by Jessie French and Jonnine Standish, and in collaboration with Unconscious Collective with special guest Gail Priest. We worked with contemporary dancers Benjamin Hancock and Niharika Senapati (Chunky Move) on a performance emerging from the pods to an improvised, slowed down set by LA's Tropic of Cancer, playing to their own heartbeats live using Hypnapod heart-sensing technology.