HEXADECA in Rundle Mall | Adelaide | 14 May – 2 Jun 2022

Hexadeca Rundle mall

HEXADECA in Rundle Mall – Spin, relax, stay a while.

After an enthralling debut at WOMADelaide 2022, HEXADECA has arrived in Rundle Mall with a dream-like installation of custom-built spinner seats, inviting exploration and interaction from participants from all walks of life.

People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to engage with the seats however they see fit – whether it’s finding a spot to sit and enjoy, spinning the seats to activate sound, or observing as interaction dictates which singular elements of a whole musical score are heard.

Hexadeca Rundle mall

The architecturally-designed aural playground draws upon modern technology and collaborations with composers and musicians to invite the public to become the conductor. The genre diverse, bespoke music for the work has been written and recorded in South Australia by leading musicians including Adam Page, Tom Thum, and Adelaide’s own all female choir Aurora (Young Adelaide Voices).

Explore HEXADECA near the Gawler Place Canopy from Saturday 14 May – Thursday 2 June 2022.

Hexadeca Rundle mall

How it works:

  1. Music is made
  2. Music is split into 16 parts
  3. Each 1/16 of music is assigned to a seat
  4. Someone comes along and spins a seat. This triggers one part of the music to play
  5. When every seat is spinning, the whole track is heard

Hexadeca Rundle mall

Rundle Mall Opening Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday 8am – 6pm
  • Friday 9am – 9pm
  • Saturday 9am – 8pm
  • Sunday 10am – 6pm

Pics below are by Morgan Sette (via Rundle Mall Facebook) from the WOMADelaide 2022 installation:

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Rundle Mall website.

What:  HEXADECA

When:    Daily from Saturday 14 May – Thursday 2 June 2022

Where:   Gawler Place Canopy, Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Photos at WOMADelaide from Rundle Mall Facebook post (photos @morgansette)

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