Eyes - Sandpit

Country Arts SA
Eyes

THE BRIEF..........................

To create an interactive audio tour about the apocalypse that can tour virtually anywhere.

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THE PROJECT.........................

Eyes is an interactive audio tour that takes audiences on a journey into the apocalypse. It is the result of the Digital Theatre Initiative funded by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. It was produced in association with Country Arts SA, one of South Australia's largest arts organisations, providing arts and services across regional South Australia.

Audience members are greeted by Matt, a tour guide who promises to take you on an exhilarating journey through the post apocalyptic world, claiming that "the following hour of your life will see you asking yourself, do I have what it takes to survive?"

Each audience member is given a special audio device, designed and produced by Sandpit. The audio device gives the audience members access to a hidden world, made available via a rich sonic landscape created by sound designer and Sandpit collaborator Brendan Woithe. 

Audiences hear both Matt’s voice via a radio mic, and a pre-recorded soundscape through audio triggering iBeacons scattered along the walk. This creates a highly realistic and emotive world that emerges from nowhere, as if by magic.

Eyes is designed to attach to any pre-existing environment and can tour to arts festivals around the world. All it needs is two personnel and a tent. 

Eyes provokes discussions around the role of science fiction in real life, religion, spirituality, physics and our knowledge of the environment and the universe. It is the kind of technological magic Sandpit is known for

CREDITS.........................

Directed by Sandpit
Text by Rachel Perks
Performed by Matt Crook
Sound & Music by Brendan Woithe
Set & Costume Design by Jonathon Oxlade
Design realisation by Renate Henschke
Stage management by Lachlan Martin
Technical management by James Paul
Technology by Sandpit

THE TECHNOLOGY..........................

Custom audio devices: RF receiver, iBeacons, wifi

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WHAT'S BEEN SAID..........................

“Sandpit takes incredibly complex ideas and make them work simply, elegantly and beautifully. And always with a touch of magic!”

Steve Mayhew, Creative Producer
Country Arts SA

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