IMAGINE an art exhibition that flouts every convention. A dark space that draws you into a bleak yet conceivable future.
An exhibition with no white walls, where no silent musing or whispered admiration is necessary; in fact, none of the usual gallery etiquette.
Instead, entering the dimly-lit gallery, a dystopian tale unfolds. Disembodied voices woven into a sinister soundscape and eerily illuminated artworks guide visitors through the 30-minute experience.
Brainchild of Newtown artists Blunt Pacers, Dark Times Gallery tells the story of a newly recruited bureaucrat who unwittingly stumbles upon incriminating correspondence between big corporate and corrupt politicians.
Be drawn into the dilemma. Does he ignore the potential end of Australia as we know it or can he live the life of a whistleblower? And if he does rise to the challenge, how can he get his message out to a world already saturated with information? A world where the lines between facts, news and conspiracy are being constantly blurred. Come and see where it ends….
2018 to be announced
Sydney Fringe Festival - September 5 to 9, 2017.
Project Designed and Created by Blunt Pacers
Voice recordings by Alistair Wallace, Campbell Drummond & Danielle King
Violin by Michelle Zarb
Paintings by Michael Fitzsimmons
Script by Rebecca Whittington
Soundscape Composed by Blunt Pacers