A school of blue-green chromis fish have taken up residence in the heart of the city. But the coral outcrop on which they depend has been bleached by warming waters. Apparently at ease in their new home, the fish swim lazily through imaginary currents in the air. That is, until they catch sight of a passerby. Through integrated robotics and proximity sensors, these delightful little creatures focus their attention and consider us with curiosity.
SHOAL is a mesmerising Curiocity inspired by pressing issues of climate change and our irreplaceable relationship with the natural world.
Dead Puppet Society is an Australian-based production house and design company with international reach. They create deeply imaginative visual theatre, public art and sculpture, combining old-school craftsmanship with cutting edge technology. DPS are best known for their Productions LASER BEAK MAN (with La Boite Theatre Company and Brisbane Festival touring to Sydney Festival with Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, QPAC, Cairns and HOTA), THE WIDER EARTH (with Queensland Theatre touring to Sydney Festival with Sydney Opera House and the Natural History Museum, London), ARGUS (with Brisbane Powerhouse touring nationally and to Lincoln Center) and THE HARBINGER (with La Boite touring nationally), as well as Activations including MEGAFAUNA (Festival 2018), HIVE MIND (West Village), FIRST 5 FOREVER (State Library of Queensland), 1000 DOORS (Aruga, Brisbane Festival) and PELICANS (PEET, Brisbane Festival). The company has been nominated for six Helpmann Awards and an Olivier Award.