ATMOS: meat will take you between the layers, from human to animal and everything in between.
ATMOS: listening parties
Blending audio stories with music and soundscapes, ATMOS is a curated set of audio stories that wraps the audience in a bubble and catapults them, ears first, into the surprising worlds of strangers. ATMOS explores what it’s like to transform, disappear and dream. Collectively listening via silent disco headsets, audiences love the new experience of being submerged in sound whilst watching friends and strangers listen around them and then share their experience with each other in the curated breaks.
Imagine a crowd of strangers squished into a gym, surrounding weightlifters and body builders pumping iron, their movements magnified by walls of mirrors, as lookers-on are transported inside the body through a curated collection of audio stories inspired by the theme meat. Curated especially to be relevant and captivating anywhere in Australia, meat explores the desires, restlessness and longing that pulsates through your body; the flesh it carries, the form it takes, where you turn to nourish it and the way you move in the world as a result. Curated beautifully by Jess Ong and directed by Johanna Bell, meat takes you between the layers, from human to animal and everything in between.
- Venue Format
- Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
- 1 - 3
Engaging intimately with the audio stories by use of silent disco headsets, the audience also use their other senses as they sit amongst the gym equipment or hanging meat, as they smell the sweat of athletes or raw cuts of meat and as they taste meaty morsels offered up during the short breaks.
The hero of ATMOS: meat is the stories and sound. But the success of ATMOS is sealed by the multi-sensory submergence of the audience into the theme. As such it is recommended that ATMOS: meat include simple but beautiful visual focal points and props, and the venue must represent the theme.
Audiences who enjoy stories, podcasts and experimental theatre and arts events will love ATMOS.
ATMOS: meat has some mature content and is recommended to audience members of 16 years +
Audience of no more than 130 due to number of silent disco headsets available.
StoryProjects is a creative production house specialising in connecting communities through storytelling. Founded by award winning author Johanna Bell, StoryProjects seeks to disrupt, surprise and connect. Since its inception in 2014, StoryProjects has worked with hundreds of creatives, artists and partner organisations to build creative teams who produce compelling projects highlighting incredible lives and often-hidden stories. We value diverse voices and authentic stories and constantly nurture our own curiosity and creativity to find new ways to get the stories of regional and remote Australia out in the world. We are ready to battle geographic privileging to take our projects beyond the borders of the Northern Territory.
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Unique Selling Point
Blending audio stories with music and soundscapes, ATMOS will wrap you in a bubble and catapult you, ears first, into the surprising worlds of strangers. Listen with a room of like-minded strangers, and together explore what it’s like to transform, disappear and dream.
Get ready to be surprised and submerged in sound as ATMOS: meat gets under your skin, to explore the desires, restlessness and longing that pulsates through your body; the flesh it carries, the form it takes, where you turn to nourish it and the way you move in the world as a result.
An ATMOS marketing kit is available upon request and includes: • media release • publicity material including: • poster template • postcard template • social media, newsletter and online banners • Show Program template
Sell out ATMOS: meat shows in Darwin saw the audience sit amongst the gym equipment of a local fitness centre surrounding a male weightlifter and a female body builder working out while beautifully lit by spotlights and mood lighting.
ATMOS: meat is flexible and could be presented in other non-traditional venues with different visual focal points – for example butchers or abattoir workers carving meat, circus artists doing a rehearsal for show, martial artists or gymnasts doing their routines in a local gymnasium or ring.
This model allows for community engagement as StoryProjects recommends engaging non-professional athletes, butchers or local circus performers (for example) to ‘perform’ in the show. Performers have the opportunity to participate in an art-form new and exciting to them using their own expertise and skilled bodies. It allows them to share their passions, to a rapt audience.