Please note: The 2021 Fringe Festival season of Groundswell has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We know that treading lightly on the Earth is the path to a sustainable future, but how can we work together to make that happen?
Come feel the earth move under your feet (literally) in an immersive soundscape that is as sonically beautiful as it is visually arresting. Groundswell is a large-scale participatory experience from leading Melbourne percussive artist, Matthias Schack-Arnott, exploring how every step we take has an impact on our planet.
Taking over Queensbridge Square and open to anyone, Groundswell invites you to take a step onto its surface and explore. As you (and your fellow participants) shift and move the work does too, with thousands of ball bearings rushing underfoot to create a visceral wash of sound and movement beneath you. It’s an ever-changing, immersive and evocative experience that sees you in conversation with the space around you. A place where putting one’s foot in front of the other changes everything.
Groundswell is public art that speaks to our most pressing issue as humans – what is our environmental impact and how to we work to change it?
Commissioned and Co-Produced by Melbourne Fringe and Sydney Festival with Principal Partner support from the Naomi Milgrom Foundation.
This project was developed with the support of Monica Lim and Konfir Kabo and is presented with the support of a significant gift from a Friend of Fringe.
Warning: Contains sustained loud noises, high level of audience participation