The megaphone project is an interactive sound field, an installation that allows people to discover a game of sound and physical play: a world of private and public broadcast. Twenty-five striking red megaphones of different shapes and sizes recreate the miracle of wireless tincan telephones, and the joyful manipulations of voices that are naturally reinforced through simple acoustics. Voices then mysteriously and ambiguously return via our custom wireless audio network. The megaphones create an interactive performance field for both the public and the artists. In the field of megaphones, the audience creates a lively environment of play and enjoyment that is all their own invention.
The Megaphone Project has been a phenomenal success in Australia over the past eight years, touring throughout Australia, to the United States, Europe, and now, Ansan Street Arts Festival. The Megaphone Project was originally commissioned by the City of Melbourne, Artplay, and the FINA Arts Festival. It has now been experienced by over 90,000 people world-wide.
Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey are the creators/directors of the megaphone project. With key orginal collaborators David Wells and Jesse Stevens, they have worked with a large number of artists wherever the project has toured. In Ansan, they will be collaborating with Jessica Deverux and local artists including Junsu Kim. Madeleine and Tim’s award winning work is documented at www.madeleineandtim.net