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Adelaide Fringe Media Coverage
Dec 2nd 2015: “Adelaide Fringe Highlights“
The brand new interactive genre has events that promise to wow and amaze, with virtual reality wonders and digital manipulation aplenty. Adelaide-based Felicity Arts will invite audiences to enter a world of possibility and mystery with Otanical, in the beautiful setting of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. The Digital Playground at the State Library of South Australia will be home to The Cube from Google’s Creative Lab, which will see 6-sided stories brought to life, while those suffering from March Madness can take a break with Hammocktime.
Dec 2nd 2015: The Advertiser – “Former Z Ward at Glenside among new Fringe venues set to spread the madness” by Patrick McDonald.
“Some of them are digital media-based, interactive games and virtual reality projects which require putting on headsets … then within that interactive genre there’s also things that are not digital like Hammocktime, where you buy 20 minutes in a hammock under a tree.’’
Feb 12th 2016: InDaily – “InDaily’s 2016 Adelaide Fringe picks” by Suzy Keen.
Hammocktime: By now, you’ll be exhausted – so this is the place to go for time out from the Fringe frenzy. You can buy a half-hour session in a hammock from 5pm-8.30pm every Wednesday to Sunday during the festival, with special late-night longer sessions – complete with glass of fizz – on certain nights. Gluttony, February 12 – March 13.
Feb 16th 2016: Rip It Up – “Your Guide To Adelaide’s Fringe Hubs (and the crowds who love them)” by Walter Marsh.
Or perhaps you just heard that this Gluttony is hosting a show called Hammocktime this year and are in desperate need of some sweet hammocky reflection.
Feb 16th 2016: “Adelaide Fringe boasts an appeal second only to Edinburgh” by Verity Edwards.
“Adelaide Fringe director Heather Croall promises something for everyone, including a show that involves spending 20 minutes being serenaded while lying in a hammock under eucalyptus trees in a parkland setting.”
Feb 23rd 2016: Aspire Magazine – “Time out or freak out – Here are 9 weird and wonderful Adelaide Fringe Picks” by Sky Harrison.
Most likely to drift off at:
Hammocktime is just what it sounds like – time out in a hammock, nestled among trees at Gluttony. Comes with a personal guide to help you with the drifting off part.
Feb 23rd 2016: The Advertiser – “Daily Diary: All the Adelaide Fringe 2016 shows to see“.
LiveGuide “Adelaide Fringe Events“.
Traveller – “Fringe Adelaide 2016 is Beyond risqué” by Katrina Lobley.
When it all gets too much, visitors can head over to Gluttony – another festival hub across the road from the Garden of Unearthly Delights – for 20 minutes of live-art performance called hammocktime (which does involve lying in a hammock).
Previous Media Coverage
Lipmag: “festival review: WOMADelaide” by Lou Heinrich.
Hammocktime in the Pines
Under the yawning trunks of tall pines, four hammocks are stretched between poles. I climb into one, unsure of how it will take my weight, and my meditation guide, Manal, sits next to me. She offers me a blanket and a pillow. I feel safe. Like the other meditation guides (one to each meditator), Manal is a spoken word poet and her voice is round and calm as I relax my body into the hammock’s gentle swing.
A high energy brass band explodes on the nearest stage. ‘Look up into the pines,’ Manal coos in a low tone. ‘What can you hear beyond the instruments? Can you hear the future? Can you hear the past?’
Between each question, she leaves space. Space for me to breathe, space to search the eternal pines, space to listen to the truth beyond the noise.
After ten minutes of cool whispers, I am left to my own thoughts, and I feel my body in the hammock, cool air sweeping my skin through the thin material. I breathe in unison with the trees around me.
I am centred. After, I walk the grounds of WOMAD with a quiet heart and an inside smile.