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Denis Beaubois, William McClure & Jeff Stein

Presented in Season 2 2012

World Premiere
Presented by Arts House, Beaubois, McClure & Stein in association with Melbourne Festival

6 – 9pm, Fri 19 Oct
12pm -8pm, Sat 20 Oct
12pm -8pm, Sun 21 Oct
12pm -8pm, Mon 22 Oct
12pm -8pm, Tue 23 Oct
12pm -8pm, Wed 24 Oct
12pm -8pm, Thu 25 Oct
12pm -8pm, Fri 26 Oct
12pm -8pm, Sat 22 Oct
12pm -8pm, Sun 23 Oct
12pm -8pm, Mon 24 Oct
12pm -8pm, Tue 25 Oct
12pm -8pm, Wed 26 Oct
12pm -8pm, Thu 27 Oct
12pm -8pm, Fri 28 Oct

One person at a time will enter the space.

Limited capacity. Bookings essential.

Every twenty minutes

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

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Wheelchair Accessible

Children under 12 must accompanied by an adult. The works require a high level of physical mobility and personal responsibility and is not accessible to wheelchair users.

Show Program:
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Push your way into the experiential extreme of an ‘impossible space’ – where physical pressure, light and sound combine to create a surreal accumulation of sensations.

Creators Denis Beaubois, William McClure and Jeff Stein were members of Sydney’s Gravity Feed Ensemble – an architectural performance-theatre which employed large sets to create potent, subversive and densely atmospheric events. Impasse is a tangible rendering and intensification of space, where space becomes substance, restricting both the visitor’s field of vision and their capacity to move.

Impasse creates a unique experience of ‘space’ as you struggle to carve out a path with your body. Its unique fusion of physical impression and surprising sounds makes for an extraordinary, densely- packed journey that will change the way you see, feel and hear the world!


Created by:
Denis Beaubois, William McClure & Jeff Stein
Sound Design:
Nick Wishart
Lighting Design:
Sydney Bouhaniche

Supported by – Dunlop Foams, the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.