by SPILL Collective
Presented at The Atrium, Federation Square
An immersive multi-artform event depicting the epic narrative of a travellers desire to explore the farthest most reaches of the human mind.
Through improvised live music and physical performance, film, animation and installation, SPILL Collective transformed the Atrium through an epic narrative, which unfolded over five nights. Dark Matter presented a figurative travellers journey from the enclosed walls of a bedroom, to the busy and distracting landscape of the city, to the serene peace of the outback, to the imaginative possibility of the solar system, to the seamless transcendence of the infinite. Components of the story were told through a variety of art forms, creating a hybrid experiential feast for passers-by in Melbourne's city centre. Dark Matter was wild and highly imaginative, and investigated both the artists attempt to create art which exists outside of language, as well as ways of presenting experiential work in a public setting.
Devised by Allison Wiltshire, Andre Peach, Chloe Boreham, Christina Sheils, Ella Harvey, Oliver Hunter
Directed by Allison Wiltshire
Performed by Chloe Boreham, Ella Harvey, Rachel Torrence, Cecily Hearn, Pip Edwards, Megan Twycross, Sophia Constantine
Live Sound by Andre Peach, Nic Tammins, Robbie Avenham
Installation and Animation by Oliver Hunter
Costume by Sarah Martinus
Photography by Christina Sheils
Video art by Campbell Hynam-Smith, Dale Acochran, Rafaella McDonald, feat. Luke Fraser
Puppet by Hannah French
Images by Vikk Shayen Wong
Produced by Molly Whelan from the Adam Lowe Group
Proudly supported by the City of Melbourne, Federation Square and The University of Melbourne