Weird Séance

Daniel Oliver (UK)

Thu 30 Oct 2014

Police Station

Photo by Marco Beradi

Weird Séance is a raucously deconstructionist, roughly layered participatory performance about participatory performance. This unabashedly irreverent gathering is hosted by charlatan spiritualist, hyperactive hypnotist healer, and performance art reconstructionist Daniel Oliver. Not too long ago, in the very same space as this event, and in a similarly participatory show hosted by Daniel, something went fatally wrong. Working with audience interaction, role-play and re-enactment, Daniel cobbles together the details, responsibilities, and causes of this elusive tragic accident.

Daniel Oliver is an emerging performance artist, researcher and writer. He is currently completing his PhD thesis on awkwardness in contemporary participatory performance at Queen Mary University of London. His performance practice is participatory and awkward. He frequently collaborates in a duo, currently called ‘Daniel Oliver (introducing Harvey Harris)’.

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