Australian theatres are notorious for rapid set design and development, and short seasons, which leads to excessive material waste. Audiences have an increased awareness and are less tolerant towards negative environmental impacts. Economic pressures on theatres require innovations to produce inexpensive but effectual sets with reduced waste and increased agility that supports emerging ideas.
“Sensorium” is a modular system that enables users to rapidly create an enclosed space, that facilitates immersive theatric environmental experiences, but can also be used in a more conventional way.
This dematerialised approach to theatre set design intentionally reduces the amount of material waste produced in fabricating and disassembling the production while significantly reducing the installation time and increasing the ability to radically change the scene during a production.
“Sensorium” was designed and prototyped for ReAction Theatre to challenge the paradigm of traditional theatre, create an intimate immersive space with live action performers and audience viewing from within the stage. This modular system provides users with an adjustable space, intended for use with projection and sound systems. It is designed to deliver a 360º immersive experience, enhancing productions and engaging audiences in a multi-sensorial experience.