Carnival of Futures

A carnival, an exploration and a collaboration with 2 professional futurists.

Carnival of Futures is a series of one-on-one micro-performances that dance around questions, insights and predictions of our personal and collective futures. A cavalcade – well, five or six – of experiential provocations, from the individual to the global, from science to seer, conjured to let you envision a pathway for the times ahead.

Share breakfast with a mutant futurist, kneel before an oracle, journey to your own end, measure your hope/lessness – or simply have a lie down.

A chance to pause and imagine, face difficulties and obstacles, Carnival of Futures invites you to reflect, act and ‘dream forward’.

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Performance History and Awards

Melbourne: Arts House 2018

Green Room Award Nomination for Innovation in Site Responsive Performance

Creative Team

Created by: one step at a time like this – Suzanne Kersten, Clair Korobacz, Julian Rickert

Collaborating Futurists: Bridgette Engeler, Jose Ramos
Associate Creative: Sharon Thompson
Associate Artist: Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy
Lighting Designer: John Ford
Set Designer: Eloise Kent
Featured Artist: ‘The Dry’ Hannah Donnelly (Writer)
Producer: Erin Milne (Bureau of Works)
UK Producer: Richard Jordan Productions
Photo Credit: Bryony Jackson

Partners and Support

Supported by the Besen Family Foundation, Bureau of Works, Richard Jordan Productions,
and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Developed through CultureLAB.