Parallel Effect by Daz Chandler Parallel Effect by Daz Chandler

A Next Wave x Punctum co-commission. Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Event Details


As part of Next Wave Festival

Travel through a thrilling vortex to a parallel realm where​​ history as we know it has been disrupted and flipped on its head.

Dive through a wormhole to a parallel dimension where scientific, social and political consensus on​​ the Greenhouse Effect in the 1970s and 1980s was actioned globally, and many of today’s catastrophic realities of climate change were mitigated.

At the border of worlds is a museum of curiosities and artefacts: some shared in both dimensions, others marking alternatively climatic, political, institutional, natural and social evolutions. Probe and imagine the commonalities and differences of ours and other parallel worlds; some overt, some forgotten and some nostalgic.

This experience is intersectionally curated and framed across media and discipline. Fusing together immersive theatre, creative optics, virtual and digital technologies, and artefacts both real and imagined, The Parallel Effect moves and decontaminates participants from the confines and pathologies of one world to another.

​​​These other worlds lead to the pursuit of broader truths: the opportunity to reclaim and expand upon histories and realities of today, enabling us to rethink and imagine the unlimited possibilities of our own universe.


Key Creative Team:

Daz Chandler: Lead Artist / Producer

Edwin Montgomery: Composer / Sound Designer

Isabella Andronos: Production Designer

Warren Armstrong: Technology Lead / Writer

Ahmed Salama: Key Art / Contributing Artist

Eloise Chandler: Archival Research Curator / Writer

Safdar Ahmed: Writer / Contributing Artist

Boris Bagattini: Laser & Projection Designer

Kathy Luu: Interdimensional Safety Instructor


The Parallel Effect has been supported by the Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation and Darebin Arts Speakeasy


14 May - 30 May, 2020


14-30 May 2020 Tues-Fri: 6pm and 7.30pm, Saturday: 4pm, 6pm and 7.30pm, * no 6pm show on Friday 15 May


Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Strret, Northcote



Additional Info

This production contains extreme theatrical haze effects, rapid changing environments, unexpected darkness, sudden strobe and laser lighting effects and loud dynamic sound. It also contains some mature themes, and is not recommended for children under 12 years old.
Audiences should also note that this show requires you to stand, we encourage audience members with mobility requirements to contact the venue so suitable adjustments can be made.
Audiences are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for this performance.
There is not late entry to this performance, and strictly no re-admittance. Bags and bulky items need to be checked-in ahead of entry.

Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

Phone: (03) 8470 8888
Fax: (03) 8470 8888