Co-presented by Metro Arts and RCC Fringe

Would you take a lie detector test with a stranger? Watch or be interrogated with real biometric sensors, as we seek out truth in a world of fake news and alternative facts.

The polygraph machine used to be regarded as a legal instrument, but today we think we can cheat. Let's see if your heart rate can lie as effectively as our leaders can.

Recipients of the Adelaide Fringe Innovation Grant and renowned Techno-Trouble-Makers, Counterpilot are excited to bring this new bold social experiment to Adelaide Fringe in 2019.



19 Feb - 3 Mar
WP Rogers Room @ RCC Fringe

Assorted performance times
20min Duration

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directed by Nathan Sibthorpe
sound design by Mike Willmett
software design by Clinton Freeman
technical design by John Felmingham & Christine Felmingham
production design by Sarah Winter
performance by Paige Poulier
additional collaborators: Toby Martin, Sean Dowling

imagery by Sean Dowling & Kate O'Sullivan
model: Xanthe Jones


Truthmachine is produced by Metro Arts and co-presented by RCC Fringe.

Counterpilot is supported by the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund via the Adelaide Fringe Innovation Grant.

Counterpilot is supported through the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.



TRUTHMACHINE is available to tour internationally from September 2019.
For any enquiries, please contact Nathan Sibthorpe.