Creating 50 minutes of animated content to be displayed on an LED screen in the permanent collection of the Melbourne Museum.
A circular booth was made to accompany the screen so that children and adults were able to sit near the screen and listen and watch the audio visual installation.
The project featured 15 lullaby’s from all around the globe that are sung to children to help them go to sleep.
The installation is apart of the new Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery and was commissioned by the Melbourne Museum.
The LED lights were constructed by eNess
This is song is a Zulu (South African) lullaby called Mama Nguwe. It is sung in Zulu, one of the 11 languages sung in South Africa. Song says: “Mother, we honour you, for all the things you do for us as children. Mother, you are the one who looks after us. You are one who makes us feel happy when we are sad. You give us love, you take care of us all the time, as well as clothing us.” It is an original song and it is sung by Valanga and Andrea Khoza.
This is song is a Chilean lullaby sung in spanish called Duerme Negrito. It is a traditional Latin American folkloric lullaby, originally from an area near the Venezuelan and Columbian border. The song tells the story of a slave who leaves her child in the care of a lady who promises the little black boy that her mother will bring him treats if he falls asleep. It is one of the most famous and beautiful Latin American lullabies.