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Dreamachine | UNBOXED 2022

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Dreamachine | UNBOXED 2022
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Collective Act and UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK presents Dreamachine in partnership with NI Science Festival and Visit Belfast.

Sit back.

Get comfortable

Close your eyes…

Dreamachine is an immersive experience like no other. Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to explore the extraordinary potential of your own mind. This powerful new kind of collective experience will come from within, conjured entirely by light and music. The colourful world of the Dreamachine will unfold behind your closed eyes – created by your own brain and completely unique to you. The most complex technology required is the brain itself.

About

The 21st Century Dreamachine is a seated multisensory experience with an immersive lightscape and 360 degree spatial sound. It has been created by a team of leading minds in architecture, technology, music, neuroscience, and philosophy, including Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble and Grammy-nominated composer Jon Hopkins.

Like a modern kind of campfire, you’ll share your Dreamachine journey with a group of up to 22 people at a time. After your experience, you’ll be invited to reflect on what you saw, what you heard and how you felt – by yourself, or with others.

Experiences:

Dreamachine offers two versions of the experience: High Sensory and Deep Listening.

Please complete the pre-booking form before booking your ticket.

Proof of completion of this form will be required for entry to the High Sensory experience.

High Sensory - BOOK NOW

The High Sensory experience contains fast flashing bright lights, known as strobe lighting, and 360 degree spatial audio that has been used to create a deeply immersive experience. For many people, the effects of the lights and the music will generate colourful patterns and visuals behind your closed eyes.

Please complete a pre-booking form here before booking this experience.

If you would like to book the High Sensory experience for up to 4 people, please ensure each person in your group has completed the Pre-Booking Form and then contact our box office directly on +44 (0) 28 9024 6609 to complete your group reservation.

Deep Listening - BOOK NOW

The Deep Listening experience is an immersive 360 degree spatial audio experience, with a gentle lightscape. It does not contain fast flashing lights. It has been designed to make the experience as accessible as possible to those who may have sensitivities to strobe lighting or high sensory environments.

Wheelchair Access

If you would like to book for both experiences with Wheelchair Access, please ensure you have completed the Pre-Booking Form and then contact our box office directly on +44 (0) 28 9024 6609 to complete your reservation.

Accessible experiences:

The Dreamachine experience has been designed to be accessible to as many people as possible, including wheelchair users, those who use mobility aids, blind and partially sighted people, and deaf and hard of hearing people, with staff on site available to guide your experience.
For more detail on our access provision please visit our website here.

If you would benefit from a relaxed environment or would prefer to attend a BSL interpreted session, please see alternative experience options below.

Our teams are aware of the diversity of access requirements and are here to support you.

If you would like to discuss your access requirements in more detail, please contact us at dreamachine@collectiveact.co.uk

High Sensory (Relaxed)

Relaxed Dreamachine sessions are for anyone who would benefit from a more informal setting. These sessions have a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, where you can freely enter and exit the experience when needed. This is suitable for anyone who would benefit from a more informal setting including those with dementia, a movement disorder, anxiety, Tourette’s, bowel and bladder conditions, an autism spectrum condition, or a learning disability.

This event is not available to book online, please contact our box office for ticketing options on +44 (0) 28 9024 6609 or via email ticketing@visitbelfast.com.

Deep Listening (Relaxed)

Relaxed Dreamachine sessions are for anyone who would benefit from a more informal setting. These sessions have a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, where you can freely enter and exit the experience when needed. This is suitable for anyone who would benefit from a more informal setting including those with dementia, a movement disorder, anxiety, Tourette’s, bowel and bladder conditions, an autism spectrum condition, or a learning disability.

This event is not available to book online, please contact our box office for ticketing options on +44 (0) 28 9024 6609 or via email ticketing@visitbelfast.com.

High Sensory (BSL Interpreted) - Wednesday 17 August

This event will have live British Sign Language interpretation. This event is not available to book online, please contact our box office for ticketing options on +44 (0) 28 9024 6609 or via email ticketing@visitbelfast.com.

Wheelchair tickets are for wheelchair spaces only. If you would prefer to not sit in your wheelchair for the experience, please book a wheelchair transfer ticket by contacting our box office on +44 (0) 28 9024 6609 or via email ticketing@visitbelfast.com.

This event is strictly for people aged 18+ however schools can take part in a range of lesson plans revolved around the project - CLICK HERE

PARKING & TRANSPORT

Parking around the church is extremely limited, all attending Dreamachine in Belfast are strongly encouraged to use public transport if possible. However there is a public car park on Kent Street which is a 5 minute walk to the venue - https://goo.gl/maps/Z8KskM8YGnFLtPuw5

There is a Belfast Bikes dock right outside Carlisle Memorial Church and the venue can also be accessed via the 1A Metro bus by getting off at the Carlisle Circus stop.

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