SOUL DEFENDER

 

DEFENDING OUR SOULS, NOT ECONOMICS OR FADS

URBAN ARTWORK, STAGE, AND 14-TONNE TRUCK AVAILABLE FOR HIRE

 

 

WHAT’S THAT BIG PINK TRUCK?

Soul Defender is an urban artwork and mobile festival stage designed to facilitate performances as a static stage, parade vehicle or crazy installation. It is a war machine (Army Mack R6x6 1984) converted to defend our souls with feel-good music, bubbles, fun lighting, banners and uplifting performances.

The truck is owned and operated by Dionysus, an events and placemaking firm in Canberra with relevant insurances and licences, including multiple staff with Heavy Rigid (non-synchromesh) truck licences.

SOUL DEFENDER IS AVAILABLE FOR CUSTOMISED EXPERIENCES

The Soul Defender team will take the hassle out of event planning and deliver a complete package to make any event explode. 

Soul Defender hire package includes:

  • ​Sound system with wireless mixer, easily catering up to 200 people (tech specs on request)
  • Stage lighting; colour and flash controllable 
  • Trussing around the stage, adjustable from 3m to 5.5m high; suitable for mounting equipment, decor, banners etc. (rated to 1 tonne per span). 
  • Strong wind and rainproof canopy with collapsible walls 
  • 15 sqm stage, 1.4m high
  • Bubble machines and endless bubble fluid​
  • Fog machines and fluid
  • Event/stage manager with appropriate licences and insurances
  • Sound engineer
  • Lodgement of Public Land Use Approval (PULA) and Temporary Traffic Management Permit (TTMP) (where applicable)
  • Custom SOUL light artwork

 

Add Reinforcements:

  • Custom banners – 5.5m designs can be stage backdrops or high-impact marketing when facing outwards. 
  • Boost the sound system – the truck can house line-arrays and hefty custom rigs thousands of people in either parade or stage mode. 
  • Generator hire – when the truck engine is not on (generating 100+ amps), large electrical gear will need a generator. 

 

Contact the Head of Soul Defender: 

Oli Hughes | oli@dionysus.events

 

 

”If you scratch the surface of this city what you will find is a soul both waiting to be born and under attack. What does it consist of, this stringing together of moments that makes up its substance? Who or what are its enemies? At the border zone between the living and the dead the soul defender carries out its mission, its appearance as startling as a flame leaping up in a dark room, lurid flares that give light to the soul’s material. The Soul Defender’s mission is political, ethical, environmental and artistic – it   travels in the middle ground where the mind strikes the world, a rainbow’s edge where beauty comes into being, where surfaces mingle and provide access to a space where     art and life coexist, a striking of pure otherness creating something sublime…”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 – William McClure (Chief Provocateur).

This huge ex-military truck weaponises art to defend our souls, transforming a war machine into a peaceful vehicle for change.

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