Weird Séance: Incredible Interquel Spectacle!

Daniel Oliver (UK)

Sat 07 Nov 2015

Barbican (Pit)



Photo by Guido Mencari, SPILL Festival 2014

A SHOW ABOUT A SHOW, THAT DIDN’T GO SO WELL…

Daniel Oliver’s Weird Séances are raucously deconstructionist, roughly layered participatory performances about participatory performance. Each show is haphazardly crow-barred into its site and context; rejigged, added to, undone and perverted so that no two performances are the same. We are in the future looking back on the traumatic incident that occurred right here, in this space, during Daniel’s show. Returning to the site to partially reconstruct the tragic performance, to discuss blame, and to attempt to make amends with those who survived.


Daniel Oliver creates awkward participatory performances that entwine precarious fantasies with clunky reality and foreground the liveness inherent in working with unprepared participants. They are unashamedly dyspraxic, embracing an off-kilter relationship with co-ordination, social interaction and executive planning.


  • Part of the SPILL Showcase supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation
  • Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
  • Mentored by Kim Noble
  • Live Music by Snapped Ankles

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