Image courtesy of Paige McFall Photography


Fly on a Wall presents Hz at Atlanta Contemporary.

Hz, which premiered October 2016 atop Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery’s rooftop, is a performance experiment centered around binaural beats, dance, and shared experience. A binaural beat is an auditory illusion that occurs when two tones at different frequencies are presented to a listener dichotically. This auditory illusion creates a third tone which encourages your brain into an altered state.

During Hz, the audience will use their own mobile device and earbuds to access the binaural beats. Artists of Fly on a Wall will be listening to the same binaural beat as the audience and will allow the altered state to affect and inform choices within the performance. The structure of Hz is built on varied layers of dance, spectacle, technology, and shared experience coming together to create a uniquely crafted evening.

Following the performance, the audience will be asked to complete a short survey regarding their experience. This is an integral part of the performance experiment as it allows Fly on a Wall to gather and analyze this quantifiable data to further the work.

Performance Details

Thursday Preview, November 2 in conjunction with Contemporary Cocktails. 6-8pm. Preview at 7pm.

Ticketed performance, November 3rd-5th.

Doors Open at 7pm / Performance at 8pm
Admission is $20 in advance / $25 at the door / $18 for Atlanta Contemporary members Cash/Credit bar

Tickets may be purchased in advance at: https://squareup.com/market/the-contemporary/

Know Before You Go

  • Please bring your mobile device and a pair of headphones.

  • There are a limited number of headphones to purchase for those without a pair. There will be listening stations for those without a smartphone.

  • Performance can also be enjoyed without any of these devices.

  • The event will take place outside. Please dress accordingly.


About Atlanta Contemporary

Atlanta Contemporary engages the public through the creation, presentation and advancement of contemporary art. Founded in 1973 as Nexus, a grassroots artists’ cooperative, Atlanta Contemporary has since become one of the southeast’s leading contemporary art centers. We play a vital role in Atlanta’s cultural landscape by presenting six–10 exhibitions within four seasonal cycles each year, featuring consequential artists from the local, national, and international art scenes. We are one of the few local institutions that commissions new works by artists, paying particular attention to artists of note who have not had a significant exhibition in the Southeast. We organize 50+ diverse educational offerings annually, unrivaled by other local organizations of our size. We are the only local organization to provide on-site subsidized studio space to working artists through our Studio Artist Program, removing cost as a barrier to the creative process. Visit atlantacontemporary.org to learn more.