‘Darkfield’ is bringing its immersive, very intense experience (in Shipping Containers) to Melbourne 
06.05.2022

‘Darkfield’ is bringing its immersive, very intense experience (in Shipping Containers) to Melbourne 

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WORDS BY SIDONIE BIRD DE LA COEUR

Taking place in a blacked out shipping container that plunges its audience into complete darkness, DARKFIELD is a series of sensory experiences like no other.

DARKFIELD has returned to Melbourne to throw audiences out of their comfort zone with four immersive and thrilling shows. Conducted in complete darkness, FLIGHT, SÉANCE, COMA and EULOGY use binaural audio, sensory deprivation and special effects to fling their audience headfirst into a thrilling and sometimes terrifying narrative.

The key takeaways

  • DARKFIELD is a series of immersive experiences
  • They take place in a completely blacked out shipping container
  • There are four shows this year; FLIGHT, SÉANCE, COMA and EULOGY

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With four shows in different containers, DARKFIELD offers audiences many different kinds of experience, alongside the Melbourne premiere of two never before seen shows, EULOGY and COMA.

Your eyes will play tricks on you in COMA, as you separate from the people that you attend with to lie in a bed and slip into a collective dream state. A thrill-seekers delight, FLIGHT is an unsettling journey that uses binaural audio to simulate a plane disaster with multiple ending scenarios – whether your plane will land safely or not is unknown. Not for the faint of heart, SÉANCE sees the audience questioning their own senses while placing their trust in the hands of a spirit medium to make contact with the spirit world. Utilising speech recognition technology, EULOGY immerses audiences into a dreamlike, labyrinthine hotel.

“We are so excited to announce DARKFIELD’s long-overdue return to Melbourne, where it all began for us,” said Amy Johnson, producer at Realscape Productions. “We can’t wait to see the reactions of Melbourne audiences as they experience COMA and EULOGY for the first time, and it only made sense for us to bring back SÉANCE and FLIGHT for those who missed out on our previous sell-out seasons.”

DARKFIELD takes place at 138 Little Bourke St. for shows from May 26. For more information, and to book your tickets, head here.