Universal Estate


Universal Estate

Universal Estate is a world of light, sound, objects and movement; a living sculpture where retro-futurism meets contemporary nihilism. Two humans navigate an environment of strange technological objects with no known function. They meander aimlessly in a world that has left them with a seemingly never-ending collection of superseded manufactured tools and materials. Universal Estate responds to a dilemma resulting from the industrial and technological revolutions of recent centuries. The work questions our throw-away society, our obsession with the next latest thing and how we can find meaning in a world made up of the material things of past generations.

ΩHM Festival

6–16 March 2024,
Brisbane Powerhouse,

View event here

Premiere Season

12 – 24 March 2019,
Dance Massive,


12 – 23 June 2019,
Dark Mofo,

Creative Team

Director, Choreographer & Concept: Antony Hamilton
Sound Design, Video Synthesiser Design & Fabrication: Alisdair Macindoe
Lighting Design: Matthew Adey
Costume Designer: Paula Levis
Object Design: Antony Hamilton
CAD & Object Construction/Facilitation: Bosco Shaw


Kyall Shanks, Madeleine Bowman

Original Cast

Cody Lavery


Arts House, Chunky Move, Dark Mofo

For enquiries about production and presentation, please contact Kristina Arnott, kristina@chunkymove.com.au

“All of Antony Hamilton’s works have a strong unified aesthetic, but his latest piece is truly a complete world, down to the smallest detail.” The Age. Read more

Photo by Pippa Samaya

Photo by Pippa Samaya