MProjects HYPNAPOD: Suspended cardiophonic snooze pods by the Unconscious Collective

Thu 9 Feb – Tue 14 Feb 2017, 10am–12pm and 2pm–4pm daily



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2017-02-09 00:00 2017-02-14 00:00 Australia/Melbourne HYPNAPOD: Suspended cardiophonic snooze pods by the Unconscious Collective MPavilion MPAVILION

Hypnapods in a trial run. Photo by Jason Jones

That was quick! Pre-booked sessions are now full. It’s not too late though, we have kept one HYPNAPOD aside to accomodate anyone who turns up without a booking. Drop by to any session for a spontaneous sync.

We have just opened bookings for an extra block of sessions on the evening of Valentine’s day, with a couple of extra-special touches. Get in quick. NB: drop-ins not possible for Valentine’s evening sessions. These are extra-special and will be fully pre-booked.

HYPNAPOD is a live, experimental artwork generated by biofeedback from the heartbeats of relaxing – or snoozing – participants. It investigates the somatic connections between people through the phenomenon of entrainment.

You are invited to come to MPavilion and relax into a hanging HYPNAPOD – a suspended, knitted cocoon designed by Unconscious Collective in collaboration with Jenny Underwood at RMIT University’s School of Fashion & Textiles. The soft, hanging pods are equipped with sensors and speakers which amplify your heartbeat in real-time. Together the pods produce a unique soundscape, specific to you and the other pod-occupants at that moment, which evolves as your heartbeats go in and out of sync.

To attend, book in a session for a maximum of three people at a time (in three pods) or drop by to check it out.

Come along to MPavilion under the rising full moon of Saturday 11 February for M*Sync – a celebration of collective consciousness with a focus on love as a contemporary ritual featuring the Hypnapod installation, spoken word, dance and live music performances.


This event is made possible by the Hugh D T Williamson Foundation through funding for MPavilion’s series of events looking at design & science.

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


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