Polar Force

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1 Venue

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

51 James St, Northbridge, WA, 6003

18+ venue or accompanied by parent or legal guardian

Suitability and warnings: All (General)

Other Warnings:

Loud Noises, Smoke Effects

Kleenheat sizzle factor: Mild

Shows with broad family appeal. Big on fun, low on risk.

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About this event

"Virtuosic, adventurous" New York Times

The coolest art experience this Summer. Imagine being on the Antarctic ice shelf, housed inside a temporary shelter on the coldest, windiest, and driest continent on earth. Polar Force is a hyper-realistic sound adventure to the Antarctic hidden in an inflatable performance installation.

Encounter a multi-sensorial world through sound, wind and light, with pristine Antarctic field recordings and bespoke ice instruments, which melt and fracture to render the ice and 'weather' into audible phenomena.

Unsure whether you're witnessing cutting-edge scientific research, a dangerous polar expedition or unknown sinister activity, Polar Force explores notions of human fragility and isolation to question our relationship to the natural world.

Presented by:
PICA and Tura with Speak Percussion

Housed in a large and striking heritage building in the heart of Perth, WA, PICA is the city’s focal point to experience the best of Australian and international visual, performance and interdisciplinary art. PICA creates career-defining moments for artists, life changing experiences for audiences of all ages and critical turning points in the advancement of art forms.

Internationally recognised as a leader in the fields of experimental and contemporary classical music, Speak Percussion are constantly redefining the potential of percussion.

Tura are the peak body for New Music in WA supporting the full life cycle of New Music for its artists, organisations and audiences, locally, nationally and internationally.

Hear more about this show

Post show Q&A session on Tuesday 22nd January. There will be a pre-show tactile tour on the 23rd Jan at 7pm (Free but RSVP required on 9228 6300)