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Our Sandman


  • Cool Change Contemporary 78- 84 Barrack Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)
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Our Sandman is an intimate, immersive and multi-sensorial sound work 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.

Compositions, soundscapes, audio recordings and live vocals are augmented by EEG headgear (data collected from brainwaves) throughout the performance. 

Writer, Performer and Composer: Rebecca Riggs-Bennett
Lighting Designer & Stage Manager: George Ashforth
Sound Designer: Niharika Senapati
Video Designer: Hannan Jones
Visual Dramaturge: Clare Testoni
EEG Programmer: Gabbi Fusco
Provocateur: Steve Bull
Producer: Noemie Huttner-Koros
Publicity: Kayla MacGillivray
Photographer: Tasha Tong Faye 

The development and realisation of this work was supported by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts’ Studio Program and developed and produced with the assistance of Crack Theatre Festival for the 2017 festival. 

Please contact us if you have any accessibility questions about the event, and we will try to be as accommodating as possible.

WHEN: Tuesday 8 – 10 January, 7.30pm

Friday 11 – Saturday 12 January, 6.30pm & 8pm

Monday 14 – Thursday 17 January, 7.30pm  

Friday 18 – 19 January, 6.30pm & 8pm

WHERE: Cool Change Contemporary, 78 - 84 Barrack Street, 1F. Perth.

COST: $22pp, or $19pp for a group of 5

Tickets can be purchased via the official facebook event page

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