Dayton artist aims to recreate the abandon of childhood with Fringe World installation

Dayton artist aims to recreate the abandon of childhood with Fringe World installation

DAYTON artist Kate Thresher is encouraging adults to get in touch with their inner child with an open adult playground as part of the Perth’s Fringe World festival.

Thresher will join other artists Annika Moses and Noemie Huttner-Koros for the installation House of Joys in Northbridge.

She said the installation aims to awaken in audiences the feelings of reckless abandon and fearlessness that come naturally to kids.

“With the stress and anxiety that are now a normal part of modern life, people find it harder to find moments of explosive joy and gentle reflection in their daily lives,” she said.

“In House of Joys the rules of the adult world are suspended, giving participants the freedom to find pleasure in activities they’re not supposed to life anymore.”

As well as an installation, House of Joys is also a contemporary theatre piece, with participants moving through the house of horrors like space to discover playful experiences.

House of Joys opens January 26 to 29 at Paper Mountain in Northbridge.

Tickets are available at fringeworld.com.au