Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Goodbye, CSIRAC - 2012 Next Wave Festival

Here are the details for my new show Goodbye, CSIRAC, opening this May in the 2012 Next Wave Festival. Tickets can be booked online here.

Goodbye, CSIRAC invites you to experience a retro sci-fi audio tour, leading you into the guts of the Melbourne Museum to uncover the true story of CSIRAC, “Australia’s first computer”. But watch out! As lights blink and paper tape whirrs, the forgotten history of female computer operators just might summon the mysterious Ghost of Computers Past… A love letter to 1960s computing and sci-fi, Goodbye, CSIRAC commemorates the things – and people – we forget when technologies become obsolete.


Dates: 22-27 May
Location: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton (tram route 96, stop 13)
Times: Tues-Wed 5pm-5.30pm and 6pm-6.30pm, Thurs-Fri 4pm-4.30pm, 5pm-5.30pm, 6pm-6.30pm, 7pm-7.30pm and 8pm-8.30pm, Sat-Sun 1pm-1.30pm, 2pm-2.30pm, 3pm-3.30pm, 4pm-4.30pm
Ticket prices: Free
Bookings: Venue Tix 1300 30 40 72 or online
Wheelchair accessible: No
Note: This booking does not include entrance to the Museum – this ticket is for Goodbye, CSIRAC only

Director, writer, performer and sound designer: Zoe Meagher
Lighting Designer: Govin Ruben (Rubix Cube)
Sound Engineer: Rob Stewart (Rubix Cube)
Production Support: Geordie Barker (Rubix Cube)
Voice Actor: Ellen Steele
Costume Designer: Matthew Kneale
Mentors: Willoh S. Weiland and Bernard Caleo

This project was supported by Melbourne Museum, the City of Melbourne through the Arts Grants Program, and the Aphids Residency and Mentoring Program. It has also been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.