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At the centre of the exhibition Pulse of the Planet by Mel O’Callaghan is the durational performance First Sound, Last Sound, featuring two large-scale tuning forks installed on a resonant chamber. When played, the tuning forks emit a fundamental note that creates a sympathetic call and response, which on a cellular level is in solidarity with the heartbeat of the Earth. During a series of performances performers and audience members become conduits for sympathetic sound and are called into awareness of their own somatic rhythms—such as a calm nervous system, including pulse, breath, and movement—and to consider the notion, championed in many of the planet’s knowledge systems, that the Earth, too, is a living organism.
SATURDAYS: 2–2:30 PM
THURSDAYS: 6–6:30 PM
Scott Augustine, Bryan Francisco, Ebony Gooden, Catherine Hayward, and Viviane Martin.
Photographs by: Elyse Bouvier.