Creating a series of one-to-one performances done by artists and futurists, Carnival of Futures is a performance unlike any other, where participants are invited to explore, question and predict what will come in the future.
Journeying through the crystal ball with two futurists, Bridgette Engeler and Jose Ramos, this show is created by a Melbourne-based artist collective, and works on the idea of inviting the audience to ponder the future through a series of one-on-one performances.
Giving the audience the chance to see the full myriad of spaces in the Town Hall in North Melbourne, this show engages with the audience and explores, questions and predicts what's to come for themselves and humankind in years to come.
Carnival of Futures does this by working through one close encounter at a time, either through sharing breakfast with a mutant futurist, or number of such activities or events. "People have the power to imagine and create the future through policies, businesses, social innovations and designs, which can lead to qualitative breakthroughs that may present new pathways, perspectives and approaches."
Interested in exploring the juxtaposition between the performer and audience, see a performance that looks at how we might consider or change the future.
Carnival of Futures is now showing at the Arts House this August.
Location: Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall (521 Queensberry St,North Melbourne)
Dates: 8 - 19 August 2018
Times: 6pm and 8.30pm Wed - Sat and Sunday, 2pm and 4.30pm
Cost: $35 / $30 / $25