Fuse acrobatic virtuosity and live biometric data and you get Statum – a circus show like no other.

A brand-new physical performance by the award-winning Flipside Circus and Counterpilot in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse, Statum is a new kind of circus spectacle.

On average we produce around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. Our lives are edited, recorded and uploaded.

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.

Flipside Circus and Creative Producer and CEO Robert Kronk said Statum is adventurous, exciting and “a bit risky”.

“We want to break down and re-imagine ideas of what circus arts and youth arts is” he said. “The combination of circus and technology in this project gives us an opportunity to really stretch our artists and the form.”

Nathan Sibthorpe Counterpilot director and Statum’s Co director shared that “We get to use technology to amplify, zoom in, splice open and reveal entirely new perspectives on the humans sharing our room! All the while somehow keeping the spirit of a good old carnival!”

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


Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse


THU 17–SAT 26 OCT, 2019

Wed–Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm + 7pm, Sun 2pm

(60 mins)