Event Vital Organ
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Venue The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW
Umbrella Event Soundculture: Impossible Objects, Invisible Cities
First Date 2 November 1991
Last Date 2 November 1991
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "Five 2 metre weather balloons are connected to five plastic organ pipes. The pipes are hung from the ceiling where they can swing freely. Escaping air creates a chord as it passes through the pipes. A continuous but subtly changing field of sound is produced which depends heavily on the changing position of the observer/listener for its temporal structure. The audience is directed to walk among the pipes and balloons until all the air has escaped.

Vital Organ was first performed in 1987 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne."
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Performance Art
Related Events
Name Function Notes
Rodney Berry Sound Artist
Further Information This is a part of SoundCulture 1991: Impossible Objects, Impossible Cities. SoundCulture takes the temporal form of a three year event, moving from Sydney in 1991 to Los Angeles in 1992 and Tokyo in 1993. Only a small portion is available on Ausstage, for full program details please see The Performance Space Archive.
Data Source
Source Description
Performance Space Database SoundCulture Programme
Event Identifier 142411