in April, 2003 at 11.30pm
work is dedicated to the abstract vocalists of the 1970's
and graphic designers who transposed the technicolour rainbow
of Mike Larson's hair onto transport infrastructure maps.
performance involved creating a human vibrational resonance
reproducing the specific hertz and amplitude of each tone
in correlation to the human body's seven chakra's.
experiment was to activate the train carriage and make it
a conductor for a series of specific frequencies. It is theoretically
possible to synchronise the combined energy patterns of the
passengers with the mechanical rhythm of the train wheels,
this in turn, creating a larger vibrational rhythm entrainment,
included also are the heartbeat, brainwaves and breathing
patterns all syncing in to create one large collective conductor
for that specific chakra.
Sydney transport map has 8 different coloured routes using
colours that correlate to 6 of the 7 human body's main energy
centres the chakras.
red Swadhisthana-sacral-orange manipura solar plexus- yellowanahata-
heart-green Vissudha- throat- bright blue, ajna- third eye-
Indigo, sahasrara- crown- violet to white.
train line for The northern line(berowa- North Sydney via
strathfield and the central coastline is designated with the
colour red. The colour with the longest wavelength and slowest
vibration in the visible spectrum.It is Muladhara- the root
support, it's element being earth and it's anatomical correlate
is the perineum.In yogic writings each chakra is described
as emiting a different sound,the base chakra emits a hum that
has been likened to that of a sound of a buzzing bee. The
Illawara train line to Waterfall/Cronulla - Bondi Junction
is part of the blue line, the Vissudha- throat chakra train
track. This is my home line and the frequency sound is ee.
participants met at Central train station, where most of the
train lines converge in the city district of Sydney. Over
a time frame of four hours, some of the lines were travelled
for certain distances and for varying times.
frequency vocalists, Annabel, Nicole, Carla, Cherie, Jacky,
Jacqueline,and Sava all participated in a series of sustained
frequency sequences in cycles of continous 5 second bursts
whilst moving along the length of the train's carriage in
the direction of it's trajectory.
terms of the history of the Sydney rail network, it opened
on 26 September 1855 with a modest track length of 22kms from
the city to parramatta (Vissudha- throat chakra) to now become
a network which covers 11,000kms statewide, a potential Chakra
grid for the greater area of Sydney.