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RMIT – Exploring the Intangible

Between 14 April and 28 May at RMIT, 3 new exhibitions will explore the role of light, air and sound in architectural space.

RMIT – Exploring the Intangible


April 11th, 2011

Spatial listening by Chelle Mcnaughtan, Intangible architecture by Ainslie Murray and Aesthetics of air by Malte Wagenfeld will open on Wednesday 13 April at RMIT Gallery.

In Spatial listening, visitors interact with the installation visually, aurally and tactually by walking over the surface of Mcnaughtan’s etched black aluminium panels and creating a resonating echo.


Intangible architecture (hero image at top of story) encourages visitors to understand architectural space and the way we move in it in a different light.

Aesthetics of air uses lasers and fog to create an appreciation in the viewer of the complexity and beauty of air.


To make things even more exciting, the exhibitions will be opened by Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa as he visits Australia for the National Architecture Conference this week.

According to RMIT Gallery Director and Chief Curator Suzanne Davies, the exhibitions “share a phenomenological sensitivity – visual, tactile and aural – to the personalised experience of space in the material world.”

RMIT Gallery

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