Polar Force

Speak Percussion | 20 - 24 January


Presented by PICA and Tura as part of FRINGE WORLD 2019

“Virtuosic, adventurous” – New York Times
 “Breathtakingly impressive” – The West Australian

Imagine being on the Antarctic ice shelf, housed inside a temporary shelter on the coldest, windiest, and driest continent on earth. Polar Force is a hyper-realistic sound adventure to the Antarctic hidden in an inflatable performance installation.

Encounter a multi-sensorial world through sound, wind and light, with pristine Antarctic field recordings and bespoke ice instruments, which melt and fracture to render the ice and ‘weather’ into audible phenomena.

Unsure whether you’re witnessing cutting edge scientific research, a dangerous polar expedition or unknown sinister activity, Polar Force explores notions of human fragility and isolation to question our relationship to the natural world.

Sonic masterminds Speak Percussion (Vic) bring the coolest art experience to PICA this summer.

  • Location
    Ground Floor Gallery

    Please remove your shoes and place them in the storage racks provided at the installation entry.


  • Warning
    Loud sound 
    Ages 12+ 
    Limited capacity

  • Date & Time

    20 January 6.30

    21 – 24 January 7.30pm 
    23 Jan  Pre-show tactile tour | 7pm (Free, RSVP required)

    Please contact PICA on 9228 6300 or info@pica.org.au to book a spot for the tactile tour.

  • Tickets

    Preview 22.00
    Standard 32.00
    Groups (6+) 25.00

    Tickets on sale soon via fringeworld.com.au

  • Related events

    Post show Q&A
    Tue 22 Jan