Jupiter Orbiting | Joshua Pether (WA)

Creative Development | November 2017 – April 2018

Jupiter Orbiting is a new work in development by WA based artist Joshua Pether as part of the Next Wave x PICA Commission. The work will premiere at Next Wave Festival 2018 before returning to PICA in 2019.

Jupiter Orbiting is an immersive exploration of personal identity via science fiction narrative and a visceral combination of movement, sound and video. In this work Pether negotiates the boundaries of fantasy and reality to navigate past psychological and physical traumas.

As fact and fiction collide within a highly sensorial environment, the performer and audience begin to develop a shared bond that explores perceptions of mental health, our relationship to trauma and our ability for empathy.

Creative development dates
First stage: 27 November – 17 December 2017
Second stage: 26 Mar – 15 April

  • A Next Wave x PICA Commission

    Created and performed by 
    Joshua Pether

    Stage 2 Development Dramaturg
    Humphrey Bower

    Daniel Jenatsch

    Neil Berrick

    Production assistant
    Cameron Landsdown-Goodman

    Stage 1 Development Dramaturg
    Shona Erskine

    Stage 1 Development Understudy
    Romey Cresswell