We produce around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. Our lives are uploaded and recorded; big data is only getting bigger.

Inspired by a series of techno-circus experiments, Statum explores the interplay between human bodies and technology – fusing live biometric data and acrobatic virtuosity to create a new kind of circus spectacle.

Audiences are invited to experience circus from a completely new angle. Inhabit performer’s bodies, muscle tension, heart rate, step count… insides are on display as beauty and geekiness meet.

This project has been supported by The Bridge, an initiative of Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane City Council.

Development supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Performance history
Premiere Brisbane Powerhouse Thursday 17 – 27 October

Creative team
Director/devisor: Nathan Sibthorpe – Counterpilot
Director/devisor/dramaturge: Robert Kronk
Performer/design assistant/assistant director: Kelsey Booth
Devisors/Performers: Flipside Circus Performance Troupe
Lighting design: Christine Felmingham
Audio and sound design: Mike Willmett
Production and visual design: Jeremy Gordon
Software design: Clinton Freeman
Set design: Josh McIntosh

Performance specifics
Running time 55 minutes.
Large cast and small cast versions available for touring.

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