Introducing DOUBLE, the thrilling new audio experience that will send shivers up your spine

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Introducing DOUBLE, the thrilling new audio experience that will send shivers up your spine

Image by Alex Purcell
Words by Tom Parker

Brought to you by the guys behind the captivating shipping container experiences, Séance, Flight and Coma.

Have you attended any of the Séance, Flight or Coma shipping container experiences presented by Melbourne-based theatre company, Realscape Productions, in collaboration with UK production company, Darkfield?

If so, you’ll be across the uncanny mysteriousness these entities have been able to foster through the simplicity of sound. Of the three experiences, Flight hit Melbourne last year electrifying punters with a captivating journey through the figurative sky – one that didn’t always go to plan.

Now, Darkfield are back with their first escapade as part of Darkfield Radio – a new digital project that distils their transcendent audio experiences into an intense and communal home encounter.

DOUBLE channels the same uncertainty and esotericism of their previous adventures but on this occasion all audiences will need is a mobile device, headphones, and a friend. From there, punters are instructed to sit opposite each other on either side of a table.

Then for the next 20 minutes let your mind be transported by the mesmeric sounds of DOUBLE, an exercise that troubles familiarity and takes cues from the Capgras delusion – a condition whereby the sufferer is convinced that a loved one has been replaced by an exact replica with evil intentions.

There is only one rule for those involved: everyone has to be who they say they are. The same broadcast is replicated in hundreds of rooms across Australia with shows available for 8pm, 9.30pm and 10.30pm sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. DOUBLE will run from now until Tuesday September 29.

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the world consequentially disabling the physical experiences Darkfield have masterminded, Darkfield Radio was the obvious next step for UK’s Darkfield creators, David Rosenberg and Glen Neath.

DOUBLE will also be presented as part of the Venice International Film Festival in September, becoming the first audio-only experience to be selected for the prestigious event.

Tickets are $10+bf and are available via the Darkfield Radio website. Find out more about Darkfield here.

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