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Strange - Synapse

Get ready to step into Synapse, a stunning 20m long art installation inspired by the beauty of our body's inner workings.

Part of Strange Festival, Synapse is an interactive anatomy art installation featuring an eyeball, optic nerve tunnel, and a giant inflatable brain. This immersive experience, complete with lighting, video projection effects, and augmented reality, will surprise and delight all ages while educating about the wonders of sight.

Designed to inspire people to learn about and see the beauty in their own bodies’ anatomy. It is intended to empower people to realise that they are capable of learning subjects like anatomy that are often perceived as difficult (but are often just poorly taught).

Synapse includes Aboriginal language where installed to describe the anatomy and physiology of the visual system in the ‘mother tongue of the land’ to show respect and recognition for culture. Boorloo (Perth) is the land of the Whadjuk people. The language descriptions for Whadjuk Boodjar was provided by Whadjuk and Ballardong Nyungar Elder Auntie Marie Taylor with cultural engagement support by Dr Barbara Hostalek, an Aboriginal (Yawuru and Gija cultural connections) artist (playwright, poet) and veterinarian.

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    Free event

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    Elizabeth Quay

    The Esplanade

    Perth WA 6000

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