Light Square in Adelaide’s West End has grown to become a bit of a hotspot over the past few years, thanks to the opening of The Lab; a curated space for artists working in mediums from visual art, film and contemporary music to dance or children’s theatre.
It’s a super cool space which is encompassed by huge LED screen walls, 50 square metres to be exact, and in a very special upcoming performance, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and the Adelaide Research Centre will collaborate for a unique experience, Rapture.
For one night only on Saturday 29 April at 7:30pm and 9pm, the premiere of Rapture will blend classical music with immersive projections that aims to explore the relationship between the body and the world during moments of panic and crisis.
Rapture combines multi-channel video and sound, live music and vocal performance with the help of the mammoth LED screens, all while ‘interprets symptoms of disorder as a congruous response to traumas and catastrophe’, as stated by The Lab.
The Lab also shares that the groundbreaking work reveals the human moment beneath the everyday, inviting us to consider panic as both urgency and agency.
The entrancing performance is inspired by the insights of trauma-informed psychotherapist Jenna Tuke, featuring talents of videographer Jessie Boylan, digital media artist Linda Dement, writer and performer Virginia Barratt, and composer Luke Harrald.
The performance begins with a 30-minute showcase from the ASO Ensemble, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session with the artists.
Before or after the performance in The Lab, head upstairs to the precinct’s latest venture, The Light Room for a drink and snack. Here, you’ll find an immersive gallery and studio space where drinks can be sipped amongst local artists’ works on chesterfield couches, and 150 square metres of LED screens.
The collaboration performance between the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Research Centre is set for Saturday 29 April at 7:30pm and again at 9pm, at The Lab on Light Square.