Deep calls to ocean in focus on loneliness
This whale . . . calls out at the abnormal frequency of 52Hz and to this date continues to be tracked on its solo journey across the ocean. Terence Smith
Denmark’s own Terence Smith has produced, written and directed new soulful performance 52 Hertz as part of the Denmark Arts Brave New Works #24 festival.
Smith said five people with five stories unravelled the contemporary nature of isolation; alone in an apartment, in a bustling bar, in the dial tone of a message bank and across the deep blue — waiting for a reply.
“52 Hertz uses performance and movement to reach out and touch the empathetic soul of human existence and is inspired by the true story of 52 Blue, the loneliest whale in the world,” he said.
“This whale, first discovered in the late 80s, calls out at the abnormal frequency of 52Hz and to this date continues to be tracked on its solo journey across the ocean.
“The show is comment on loneliness in the modern age and shows that although technology ensures we are connected online and able to keep up to date with each other’s lives, we appear to have become disconnected in seeking face-to-face experiences with each other.” He formed the performance as part of his honours degree at Curtin University, and proudly brings it home to an audience of familiar faces.
Youngs Siding’s Declan Brown stars in the show and the sound designer for the play is Eloise Carter, who also grew up in Denmark.
52 Hertz shows at Denmark Civic Centre on Saturday, November 4, at 2pm and Sunday, November 5, at 7pm.
Tickets are available online at www.denmarkarts.com.au or at the door for $20 an adult.
Terence Smith is the man behind 52 Hertz.