Skye Gellmann with Kieran Law, Thom Browning, Gareth Hart and Dylan Sale (Melbourne/Brisbane)
Our personal technologies have become an extension of ourselves and Blindscape exploits that connection to engage its audience in a visceral environment that collapses real and imagined boundaries.
Using a provided iPod Touch pre-loaded with the custom-designed Blindscape App, you enter the virtual world as you enter the performance space. The Blindscape App is a 3D audio-virtual reality.
Through your participation in this virtual game, the light from your iPod Touch helps you to view spectacular and elusive fragments of a circus duet in this rare performance experience.
“Blindscape takes place in near darkness.The audience are free to move wherever they like, but are guided by sound queues as they search for light to reveal the performance happening around and among them.” John Ellingsworth, Sideshow magazine
Note: Suitable for 13+. Audience members must be comfortable using an iPod Touch (which you are shown how to do). Some limited nudity, extreme darkness.
Inspired by Festival performances, join us on a VIP culinary adventure at some of Launceston’s finest restaurants. Enjoy a completely unique Festival experience starting with a prix fixe, followed by a personal VIP escort from the restaurant to your show destination, and see a world-class Festival performance from VIP seats. Want more? End your evening with a nightcap at The Junc Room.
STILLWATER RESTAURANT & BLINDSCAPE
Enjoy experiments on modern dishes and breathtaking views of the Tamar River from Stillwater Restaurant. Then head into the dark at Blindscape, for a 3D audio-virtual reality guided by a custom-designed and provided iPod Touch and Blindscape App. Prix Fixe includes choice of main, one ‘side’, and either beer or wine.
Wednesday 4 September
Thursday 5 September
Saturday 7 September
5:30pm, prompt Dinner at Stillwater Restaurant, 2 Bridge Street
6:40pm Guided walk to show venue, Launceston College Drama Room
7pm Blindscape by Skye Gellmann
8pm Join the Festival at The Junc Room
Friday 6 September
6:30pm, prompt Dinner at Stillwater Restaurant, 2 Bridge Street
7:40pm Guided walk to show venue, Launceston College Drama Room
8pm Blindscape by Skye Gellmann
9pm Join the Festival at The Junc Room
TICKETS $85 (includes show ticket and prix fixe)
Image courtesy of Sarah Walker