The Deafblind experience
Jodee Mundy Collaborations
Presented by Arts House
7pm, Wed 7 Sep
6pm & 8pm, Thu 8 Sep
6pm & 8pm, Fri 9 Sep
6pm & 8pm, Sat 10 Sep
3pm & 5pm, Sun 11 Sep
521 Queensberry St,
Suitable for ages 12+
What’s the world like without sight or sound? Extraordinary.
Featuring deafblind artists Heather Lawson and Michelle Stevens, Imagined Touch is a unique and immersive shared experience – a tactile and visceral step into each other’s worlds, through live art, theatre and sensory performance.
Touch is the main way that deafblind people navigate, communicate and connect with others. Yet, in a society where touch is not encouraged, deafblind people also grapple with universal questions of isolation, access and human connection. In Imagined Touch, altered and restricted light and sound, intensified touch and tactile communication reshape and transform the audience world. Experiencing the artists’ stories and performance in a profoundly different sensory environment, participants literally meet Lawson and Stevens through an imagined touch of the senses – and leave with a new awareness of the other and themselves.
Performers, Collaborators & Consultants:
Heather Lawson & Michelle Stevens
Composition & Sound Design:
Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey
Set, Light & Visual Design:
Social Communications & Haptics Consultant:
Mark Sandon, Marc Ethan, Dennis Witcombe , Georgia Knight, David Pidd & Christopher Dunn
Supported by – Imagined Touch is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund; Able Australia; and the Besen Family Foundation.
Image by – Jeff Busby