SUPER CRITICAL MASS - AURA 2013 - Blacktown Arts Centre - image by Alex Wisser - 2 lo res.jpg

ABOUT

30 people drag bowls through a public square. 80 flautists flood a former railway workshop. 100 voices disperse through a museum. 

Super Critical Mass is an ongoing participatory sound project in which temporary communities form within 'the commons'. Members of the local community come together to create monochromatic sound fields using identical sound sources (bowls, coins, bells, voice) in public locations such as parks, streets, malls and libraries, following memorized instructions developed within in-situ workshops. 

SCM has presented work in New York, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, The Hague, Prague and throughout Australia. It has featured at Museum Of Contemporary Art Australia, Queensland Art Gallery Of Modern Art, MATA Festival, Prague Quadrennial , Liquid Architecture, Shepparton Art Museum and Orange County Museum Of Art. SCM is directed by artist and composer Julian Day.

QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY OF MODERN ART
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA
BROADSHEET
LIMELIGHT
SOUNDPROOF
PERFORMANCE SPACE
THE WIRE
THE NEW YORK TIMES
AUSTRALIAN DESIGN CENTRE