Sound Meditation Multi-Channel Installation Activation 11am session (free)

event date: 
Friday, 15 June 2018 - 11:00am

Using sound as a prop to meditative practices, WAG Artist in Residence, Mona Ruijs' polyphonic composition will be dispersed throughout 4 speakers in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery, forming a sound installation that invites you to lie down (or sit) with closed eyes and be in a state of non-doing. As you immerse yourself in a soundscape that washes over you, it offers space for you to go inwards and connect with yourself, and explore different brain states through sound.

With closed eyes alpha and theta brainwaves may be produced which induces wakeful relaxation and can be otherwise associated with ‘right brain’ activity. Designed for one to access a meditative experience in the gallery, where you don’t have ‘do’ meditation but you can ‘become’ meditative, time may suspended as you enter a world of vibration, sensation and experience.

+ Free entry

+ No bookings required

+ Yoga mats and chairs will be provided however you are very welcome a blanket, eye pillow or anything else to make a nest to enjoy the sound meditation.

+ Audio loop available and wheelchair accessible

+ Suitable for all ages

Mona Ruijs

Mona is a gong practitioner trained by The College of Sound Healing in Devon, UK. Inviting participants to close their eyes and open their ears, she curates a unique experience into sound and the senses, and an exploration of ‘the listening body’. Mona has spent the last 12 years abroad in Berlin and London where she facilitated sound baths, gong concerts and deep listening events. After completing her dissertation ‘Resonating Gongs: The Integration of Gongs into Sound Therapy’ with the Music faculty at the London Metropolitan University, she studied with Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux. Mona went on to train student sound practitioners at The Northern School of Soundsmiths in Manchester. In 2018 she is delighted to have returned to Australia to share her sound practice. Mona is continually exploring how the ear hears, the brain listens and the body senses vibrations.

Image credit: Photo by Mona Ruijs. Courtesy the artist.