World Premiere

Seeking basic needs and other tales of excess

Theatre / Contemporary
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A new audio performance with a difference by Renee Newman and Ben Collins. Take a pathway across Northbridge with a set of headphones and an open mind. Listen in as an original soundscape unfolds with stories of migration and patterns of human behaviour. Hear tales of struggle, joy and hope as the city comes alive in this immersive audio experience.

Renee Newman (WA) has been an actor, writer, director and producer for over 15 years. Her recent credits include hit "Those who fall in love like anchors dropped upon the ocean floor". FRINGE WORLD WINNER: 720 Best WA Performance Award (2013) and FRINGE WORLD NOMINEE: Martin Sims Award (2012).

Ben Collins (WA) has worked on numerous projects across film, theatre, music as a Composer and Sound Designer, notably as Resident Designer with Black Swan Theatre Co.

Image credit: Aaron Webber

Presented by:
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

This project is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Edith Cowan University.

PICA is both a producing and presenting institution that delivers a dynamic program of curated exhibitions, seasons of contemporary performance, studio residencies and creative developments.

PICA's mission is to create career-defining moments for artists, life-changing experiences for audiences of all ages and critical turning points in the advancement of art forms.

This work is a promenade work across Northbridge that requires wearing an audio headset. It begins and ends at PICA. Please be prepared for walking and wear comfortable shoes. For sound sensitivities and accessibility requests please contact PICA on 9228 6300. Patrons will be required to provide photo ID and a credit card upon signout of the audio headsets. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the advertised start time as latecomers will not be admitted. Suitable for ages 15+.

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PICA Galleries at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Housed in a large and striking heritage building in the heart of Perth, Western Australia, PICA is the city's focal point for those wishing to experience the best of Australian and international visual, performance and interdisciplinary art. PICA is both a producing and presenting institution that runs a year round program of exhibitions, seasons in contemporary dance, theatre and performance and a range of interdisciplinary projects. PICA's key aim is to promote, support and present contemporary arts and to stimulate critical discussion around the arts and broader cultural issues. Providing a site for experimentation, critical analysis, discussion and debate is fundamental to its charter. PICA is an icon of contemporary thinking - it is a catalyst for innovative and ground breaking art and culture. Not constrained by convention, PICA gives artists and audiences a glimpse of what is possible.

51 James St, Northbridge, 6003, WA

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PICA Galleries at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

51 James St, Northbridge, 6003, WA

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