The Wired Lab is currently redeveloping the deconsecrated Church of the Immaculate Conception in Muttama, transforming it into a cultural destination that’s the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Once open, and featuring a new decolonised name, ‘The Church’ will facilitate community activities and provide access to deep listening arts experiences by internationally renowned artists.

The development will also include permanent installations by leading Australian artists as part of its built works.

All video and imagery from the masterplan by Castlepeake Architects.


  • A ‘Wiradyuri Yarning Circle’ at the heart of the site
  • An ‘ambisonic’ sound array of commissioned listening experiences in the original nave
  • ‘Telepathy’, a permanently installed, purpose-built anechoic chamber by David Haines and Joyce Hinterding
  • A new adjoining build providing accommodation for resident artists and visitors


Read the latest news and updates as we bring this ambitious project to life. Visit our news page and filter by ‘The Church’.

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‘Telepathy’ was originally created by Joyce Hinterding and David Haines in 2008 for an exhibition at Performance Space (Sydney) and again presented in ‘Energies’ with the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2015.

‘Telepathy’ is a stand-alone sculptural and experiential anechoic chamber that facilitates deep and omni sensorial listening. Anechoic chambers are sometimes considered the ’quietest’ rooms on earth. In excluding all external sounds the anechoic chamber makes those inside incredibly self-aware, with breath and heartbeat becoming the primary source of sound.

In Australia and internationally there are no known anechoic chambers that are open to the public as a deep listening experience.


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