Cool Change Contemporary
January 8th - 19th 2019
Our Sandman is an intimate, immersive and multi-sensorial live sound installation about our dreams and the presence of the Sandman in both our dream-driven and dream-deprived lives.
Audiences are invited to relax into their sleeping selves, close their eyes and listen to the stories of vivid dreamers and avid sleepers amongst new electronic music pieces presented in a nest of mattresses and softness. Join an exploration in experiencing dreams consciously whilst uncovering the subconscious and the quiet adventures that we go on during dream sleep.
Creator, composer, sound designer and performer:
Co-composer, lighting designer and stage manager:
Co-composer and vocalist: Niharika Senapati
Video artist: Hannan Jones
Visual Dramaturge: Clare Testoni
Provocateur: Steve Bull
Producer: Noemie Huttner-Koros
Publicist: Kayla MacGillivray
EEG Consultant: Gabbi Fusco
The development and realisation of this work was supported by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art's Studio Program and developed and produced with the assistance of Crack Theatre Festival for the 2017 festival.
Photography by Pixel Poetry
Everything about this show is incredibly thoughtful...truly worth seeing" - OUTinPerth
I'm really grateful to have been so generously gifted such a beautiful experience, being in a space that invited you to rest and reflect on what it means to dream, to acknowledge all the scary things and beautiful things we uncover when we dream and acknowledge our dream lives in a safe space, and hold space for a part of all of us that I don't often give thought to. I really loved that this show brought people together in such a loving and caring way, and that at the end you felt like everybody's interpretation of the work were all equally valid and special. It's not something art always seeks achieve and it was delightful. Thank you Elsewhere/Rebecca for this beautiful gift of care, safety, story sharing, and freedom of inquiry, all generously bundled together to be engaged with through the power of art." - Audience Member
Publicity photos by Tasha Faye Photography