madeleine flynn and tim humphrey

Deluge Science Gallery 2022

There is a torrent of human and non-human sound around us.
This is a kinetic sound installation that aims to create a place of respite in a storm.
An ensemble of the detritus of invisible sound and vibration.
Calm in a deluge of information and weather.


Concept, design and sound: Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey
Moving speaker design: Rob Larsen
Lighting design: Jen Hector and Alex Nguyen
Collaborative conversations: SciCurious crew
Image design: Luna Tunes
Producer: Bureau of Works

This work is one of many that have arisen from Maddie and Tim’s time as inaugural artists in residence at the Science Gallery, supported by ArtsHouse Melbourne. Deluge is particularly inspired by conversations with CAIDE ( Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics), Dr Johanna Trippas and Dr Lou Bennett.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Science Gallery, University of Melbourne.

Friday 7 October 5 to 9 pm
Saturday 8 October 11 to 5 pm
Downstairs at the Science Gallery Melbourne.

This is a listening space.
The experience is designed for approximately 15-20 minutes. It will repeat. Audience is invited to spend as much time as they like in here.

Audience is welcome to sit on the floor, lean against the wall, walk around the space.

There is a set of revolving ultra directional speakers in the space that make the architecture speak.