As artists, we are committed to embedding access and inclusion into our work and broader creative practice. We believe in the Social Model of Disability, where disability is caused by a society and environment with physical, attitudinal, communication and social barriers. It’s our responsibility to create work that reduces these barriers to enable full participation by all people.
At the outset, we acknowledge we are at the beginning of an ongoing, ever-evolving process of understanding different areas of access, disability and inclusion. We acknowledge our need for continued learning around terminology, research and the lived experience of disability.
Less than 25% - A primarily visual work involving sound components to accompany the images.
75% - The work has minimal dialogue which will be Auslan Interpreted at some performances. The work is accompanied by a soundscape but is a heavily visual experience.
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Physical Distance Rating
25% - The work is somewhat socially distant, with options for audiences to be further away from the performers. However, close proximity to the performers offers a fuller engagement to the work.
The work traverses a large space and requires some navigation around the objects and performers. Some audiences are also asked to assist with the shifting of the besser bricks.
We recommend participating in the spatial orientation and tactile tour to gain familiarity with the space.
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The work contains some loud sound effects and dust / haze / smoke effects. Recommended for audiences 15 years and older. Please get in touch with any queries.
Available for all public, pre-show, to familiarise audience members with the materials, aesthetic and sound/ vibration used in the work. Our pre-show tactile tours include a participation calibration, for audiences to choose their desired participation level for that day.
These performances are open to everyone but have been specifically designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for people who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this could include people with autism, sensory sensitivities and/or learning disabilities, as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma.
This performance will involve adapted lighting and sound elements and include a break out space.
Fertile Ground contains spoken word, read aloud by the performers in English. Some performances will be Auslan Interpreted.
Accessing the Venue
We will release specific information regarding venue access for each performance.
We will release specific information regarding booking tickets for each performance.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands and sea on which we create, perform, live, and work. We pay our respects to all First Nations peoples and their elders past, present and future. We recognise and honour their unique connection to place, community and movement. Sovereignty was never ceded.
Ashleigh Musk | Michael Smith. 2020.