Dream Capsule is
a performance installation event that was created
especially for the store-front windows of a large Melbourne department store for the
1996 Melbourne International Festival of the Arts.
The show was conceived, created and directed
by Neil Thomas (an artist who has specialised in creating window theatre
for over five years), funded by Myer Melbourne, a large Melbourne department
store and co-produced by the Melbourne Festival and Performarts .
The show consisted of five actors living for 16 days in the department stores windows.
The four windows were transformed for the occasion into a serviceable living and performing space. There was a bedroom with five bunk beds, a lounge room come dining room dance floor, a kitchen/telecommunications centre and the bathroom, complete with sink and shower.
At no point in time were