By Flipside Circus and Counterpilot in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

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 – audiences are invited to inhabit performer’s bodies, analyse their heart rate, and explore the interplay between acrobats and the digital in this astounding re-imagining of movement and circus.

Step inside a stranger and take a look around, this is going to get personal.

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/video co-design/creator: Nathan Sibthorpe
Director/dramaturg/creator: Robert Kronk
Performers/creators: Flipside Circus performance troupe
Mia Hughes, Tula Homes, Zebedee Davies, Eden Vann, Oscar Morris, Indra Garvey,
Samantha Giles, Cassidy Burke, Lucy Hunterland, Aurora Bennett-Godde.
Production manager/video co-design: Jeremy Gordon
Main trainer/creator: Aliya Abisheva
Lighting design: Christine Felmingham
Audio/sound design: Mike Willmett
Design consultant: Sarah Winter
Set construction: John Felmingham
Software design: Clinton Freeman
Associate artists/design: Kelsey Booth

Production partner: PQI Audio Visual

Performance specifics

Running time 60 minutes.



“Engaging and unique… should be applauded for their creativity and innovation” –  Luisa Ryan – Scenestr

Creative Futures

“A technically complex piece… a Mesmerising integration of circus, data and video…” Catherine Lawrence – Creative Futures

In My Honest Opinion

“Definitely worth the standing ovation!” Christie Campbell – IMHO

“An incredibly interactive and exciting atmosphere” – IMHO

“A wonderfully intriguing, joyful and energetic interactive techno circus performance.” Joanne Tindale – IMHO

“Really fun interactive experience that will keep the whole family entertained!” Rachel Layt – IMHO


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