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Theatre of Thunder
Berthing Place, Earthing Space, 2023

Turrbal, Bundjalung and Whadjuk Nyoongar Country


Berthing Place, Earthing Space is an atmospheric installation of illuminated plumes of fog-filled bubbles that float heavenly to eventually descend, burst and disappear. This mesmerising work conjures transitory moments inspired by the natural phenomena of our seas, skies and earth; from sea vents, coral spawning, clouds reforming and volcanic eruptions, birds flocking, insects swarming, leaves, seeds and snowflakes swirling and falling.

Standing as a shape shifting monument of ecological wonder and warning in a shared dream space, the artists contemplate our place within these ecological rhythms made palpable. The installation extends the visual experience through an evocative music-scape that grounds and extends the present moment. This atmospheric installation offers a galaxy of ideas for audiences to contemplate.


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Podcast: In conversation with Luke Jaaniste from Theatre of Thunder

View on the Now or Never website

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Theatre of Thunder

Theatre of Thunder is a sonic-performance-installation ensemble entwining Butoh-inspired movement with body-sculpture costuming, immersive music-scape and atmospheric landscape.