Experience a world without sight or sound as part of an immersive live theatre work at Arts House in North Melbourne. Developed over four years by artistic director Jodee Mundy in partnership with deafblind artists Heather Lawson and Michelle Stevens, Imagined Touch restricts the senses that most of us take for granted.
This unique event — which will have its world premiere at Arts House on the Wednesday, September 7 — aims to replicate the sensory experience of deafblind people by having audience members wear headphones and light-altering goggles. Without the ability to see or hear, touch will become their primary means of communication, just as it is for the tens of thousands of deafblind Australians around the country.
Isolation, access and the nature of personal boundaries are just a few of the difficult concepts participants will be forced to grapple with in what will surely be one of the most memorable theatre works they 'see' all year.