The audio installation “Ubiquity – New Perspectives on Traumatic Experiences” will be exhibited 11-13 December 2019 at The Dax Centre in Melbourne (including an event with the makers on 12 December!)
The installation is based on audio snippets taken from our Ear for Recovery project, a study of trauma recovery among children who experienced a serious injury. The audio snippets allowed us glimpses of their daily life afterwards, taking us into their kitchens, to their living rooms and showing us their favourite TV shows, and sharing their sorrows or fragments of their stories.
The sound installation presents these snippets related to the study’s findings and aims to create a space that invites listeners to reflect on what life is like. It confronts the visitor with tensions between the mundane and the deep, the emotional and the practical, and the worlds of adults and children – with all the ordinary routines and beauty of daily life.
The installation at The Dax Centre is open to the public on 11, 12 and 13 December between 12pm and 5pm. The festive opening event will take place on 12 December, from 5pm until 7pm, and includes brief talks by Miriam, Matthias Mehl (developer of the EAR), myself and Charmaine Smith, Director of The Dax Centre. For those in Melbourne, it would be wonderful to see you there!