In 1977, NASA sent two Voyager shuttles into space carrying the golden discs which contained sounds and images from Earth depicting the human experience.
It was believed that if any life form beyond our Solar System discovered the discs, they would know we existed. But is it possible to truly distill, display, and archive what it means to be human through sounds and images?
And what of our human experience is worthy of permanence anyway?
Voyager uses binaural audio, soundscapes, and storytelling as two women grapple with the nature of our existence in a dramatised audio experience.
Sarah Rose Graber and Ruxy Cantir (pictured) are Glasgow-based theatre makers collaborating on new devised work since 2017. James Cameron from Paisley FM spoke to Sarah Rose and Ruxy about their work and involvement with Paisley Arts Centre. Listen to them on Wednesday 14 October at 7.30pm.
They make shows for all ages ranging from spectacle-based outdoor theatre to intimate indoor work and using Contemporary Devising practices, puppetry, and physical and visual theatre.
Together they have created The Dirty Laundry Campaign – an interactive street theatre show about two inept politicians looking for your vote – Two in a Barrel – a physical theatre show for children about the waste we create, and Unicorn Dance Party – an interactive theatrical experience about finding our inner unicorn.
Most recently, they contributed to National Theatre of Scotland’s Play Dates lockdown programme for children and families with two mini series – Storify and Unicorn Dance Party.