Inspired by the Great Barrier Reef, Minor Disturbance blends the beauty & sonic surprises of our oceans with the plastic pollution that threatens them.
Combining 5 x 3.7m tall sculptures with 40 illuminated, musical chimes the work is an immersive & educational environment. Interactive light & sound showcases a dizzying array of rare underwater recordings made by lead artist Beth McMahon’s father – a retired acoustic physicist.
Recycled materials have been used in all stages of construction where available. Each fibreglass form is handmade & inlaid with plastic bottles & resin designs mixed with phosphorescent powders or recycled materials. These colourful accents contrast with the subtle internal LX design and external UV wash.