Fremantle Biennale: Somnus

10 September 2019

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8 – 10 November @ PS Art Space ·
Presented by Theatre by the Sea ·

Somnus is a radical enquiry into the nature of sleep, immersing audiences in the experiences of four sleepers as they cycle through the fear and ecstasy of REM and non-REM states. The pillared warehouse of PS Art Space will transform into an otherworld of kinetic still lives, nocturnal languages, poetry, and haunting music- scapes, where audiences roam between stages of sleep. What lights up in this panorama is our passionate search for meaning as we encounterour ‘nightself’. Conceived and written by Jennifer Kornberger, directed by Horst Kornberger, with music composed by Eva Jurgec, Somnus is a large-scale collaboration between some of Slovenia’s best performers and an outstanding ensemble of Australian artists.

Theatre of the Sea fuses multiple genres to produce installations and immersive events. Elements of site activation, theatre, ritual, live music, and poetry establish temporary sanctuaries where audiences participate in acts of transformation.

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