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’.
…an intimate and entertaining live art exploration of how we dream new worlds and make them real in a series of thought-provoking one-on-one encounters. …the care and artfullness, tact and sensitivity, with which the whole evening is orchestrated.Andrew Fuhrmann, Herald Sun
Carnival of Futures addresses our collective anxiety about the future and offers new ways to imagine it. …a sophisticated and disarming way to confront what lies ahead.Sydney Morning Herald
At the vanguard of immersive theatre … Carnival of Futures is a playfully clever and mind-altering experience that invites the audience to anticipate, predict, and imagine tomorrow.Theatre Press
Melbourne: Arts House 2018
Green Room Award Nomination for Innovation in Site Responsive Performance
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
Supported by the Besen Family Foundation, Bureau of Works, Richard Jordan Productions,
and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Developed through CultureLAB.