DREAMSTATE = A night-in more relaxing than a night-out.
Let our music massage your mind and body, sit on fluffy cushions and turn off your smart phones...
You're in for dreamland, for ultimate relaxation and rejuvination.
:: MUSIC ::
Tiaryn (full band)
Matthew Hayes (ambient set)
Elle Shimada Orkestra
(We are extremely excited to be joined by a beautiful harp player and string section to deliver intricate and emotive ES orchestra.)
:: FLUFFY GOOD STUFF ::
Frankincense and Palo Santo burning
Cushions everywhere (feel free to bring your own)
*This is the third of four events curated by Elle Shimada taking place on Wednesdays of February at Evelyn Hotel.
--- // INTENTION // ---
First two instalments were created with the intention of planting a seed of thought, a conversation starter and to build a community where people can enjoy art and work together to create an alt-future where we can co-exist in harmony.
--We live in a world of information overload.
We are conditioned to need more, do more, never to be content and rest without guilt.
We are exhausted and numb, so it’s hard to give-a-fuck when we are not giving our brain a chance to restore.
--But we must not forget to nourish our mind and body.
Non-REM / REM is integral for our thoughts to digest and sink into our deep psych, and without DREAMSTATE we cannot turn our hopes to actions.
Step into a fluffy dream world with lots of ‘comfy’ to all your senses.
It’s a vibe ☺
--- // MANIFESTO // ---
Elle Shimada and the collective are a humble young family of six creatives Abbey Howlett Rara Zulu Finn Rees Matt Hayes and Lucky Pereira who are committed to learn and act responsibly as modern artists.
We are diasporas, we are feminists and most of all we are artists who are not afraid to share our most raw self through the medium of music.
We are ever-learning, but we recognise the power we hold when we utilise music in solidarity.
We are conditioned to fuck up all that we love.
Let's give a fuck - We can fix this shit.
This dance floor is a seed of activism.
Let's take it home, water it every day until we grow into a forest.
We are all in this together.
--- // WE GOT YOU // ---
This is an inclusive event.
We welcome all our audience for who they are, we are all for people who do not conform and we celebrate our differences.
We will try our best to make it a safe space for everyone.
Any racism, sexism, harassment or harmful action will not be tolerated.
Please let Evelyn Hotel staff or Elle know if you experience any bad vibes. Fuck the bad vibes.
We got your back. xx
--- // IMPORTANT // ---
We acknowledge the people of the Woi Warrung and Boon Warrung of the Eastern Kulin nations on whose stolen lands we hold this event.
We respectfully acknowledge and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and to all First Nations peoples.
We also acknowledge the traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia.
Admission fee free for all the first nation people and people.
Please inform the door person upon your entry.
Poster design: @piewack_ aka Finn Rees x Elle Shimada