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Lie beneath the dome and enjoy a new media spectacle that contemplates our ongoing wish to tease out meaning from the dome above us; the universe.
As the dome engages with architectural, scientific and optical traditions of spectacle, this 30-minute performance is intended to provide a conceptual frame for contemplating the form of the dome itself as content. This live audio visual performance is inspired by the humanist concepts of divine, cosmic order expressed through Donato Bramante’s domed Tempietto (“small temple”) built in Rome around 1502. Specifically, the show considers the significance of geometric order at many scales (the atomic, the human, the global, the cosmic) that were thought to imbue order throughout creation and informed renaissance architecture (of which the Tempietto is a high exemplar).
Against this background of Renaissance geometric order in All of the Above, a science fiction narrative emerges, where inspiration springs from Olaf Stapleton’s Starmaker. This classic novel, written in 1937 amidst the pre-war political upheaval of Europe, tells of the fate of humanity, millennia in to the future, as it searches for the intelligence behind the creation of the stars themselves.
Instructions for use
This performance will have an audience of 15 people, spending 30 minutes lying down, looking up. The spatialised sound and the full screen will be used in an improvisational way to explore the extents of the dome space as a medium in such a way that no two performances will be the same.
Registration and bookings
Performance times on Tuesday 3 May:
- Session 1: 12.30 - 1.30 pm
- Session 2: 1.30 - 2.30 pm
- Session 3: 2.30 - 3.30 pm
- Session 4: 3.30 - 4.30 pm
- Session 5: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
This is a free event, but tickets are essential for each session, as each live performance is limited to an audience of 15 people.
Email enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting thereVenue: RMIT Design Hub,Building 100, Level 2 Gallery, corner of Victoria Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne
Walk to the intersection of Victoria and Swanston Streets.
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72, from which you can connect to the train at Melbourne Central or Flinders Street.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.