For many the rumble of turbulence in a plane often makes us wonder what if the plane went down. Well while this is probably up there with the worst nightmares of getting eaten by sharks, you can now get a taste of what it would feel like to drop out of the sky thanks to a new dark-minded tech-theatre innovators Darkfield.
This rather unsettling 30-minute performance is clearly not for the faint-hearted or those with a fear of flying, it takes place in complete darkness inside a shipping container which has been transformed into an exact replica of a Boeing 707 aircraft carriage.
Each show functions without live actors, instead it employs binaural sound, pitch darkness and simulated movement to immerse attendees at the centre of a realistic experience. They explore parallel universes and quantum mechanics, taking passengers through two worlds, two realities, and giving two possible outcomes to their journey… one more horrifying than the other.
Darkfield, the company behind the project was founded by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg and is an ongoing theatrical project made up of experiences which explore fear and anxiety. They were Nominated for VAULT Festival’s 2019 Innovation Award and have toured the concept in various locations so far, with over 11,000 people having entered the simulation.