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LATITUDE 2016: Glen Neath and David Rosenberg – Seance

Creators: Glen Neath and David Rosenberg,
Venue: Pandora’s Playground
Reviewer: Nicole Evans

 

As we take our seats in the shipping container there are giggles-a-plenty-a-plenty from the sceptical few participants in this performance of Seance. Absolute pitch darkness soon descends after the headphone-clad audience are invited to place our hands on the long and narrow table in front of us. The audio begins and we are ‘joined’ in the room by a medium who appears to move between us, speaking to our neighbours and whispering in our ears. The subtle movement of the table, cleverly timed to mirror the noise of the footsteps we hear in front of us, is enough to make us flinch in fear of our fingers being trodden on, and it’s hard to resist touching the hand of the person next to you for comic effect.

The audio begins and we are ‘joined’ in the room by a medium who appears to move between us, speaking to our neighbours and whispering in our ears. The subtle movement of the table, cleverly timed to mirror the noise of the footsteps we hear in front of us, is enough to make us flinch in fear of our fingers being trodden on, and it’s hard to resist touching the hand of the person next to you for comic effect.

Anticipation of being surprised creates the atmosphere and suspense and cleverly staged audiovisual used to create a sense of a larger scene in the small set provides the rest.

An unnecessarily bizarre few minutes mid-way through spoils the effect slightly as it becomes a bit too surreal to be believable at that point, overall, however, the combined effect of the darkness and well executed audio effects certainly has you questioning, if just for a moment, whether there really is somebody there.

An entertaining 15 minutes.

 

Creators: Glen Neath and David Rosenberg, Venue: Pandora's Playground Reviewer: Nicole Evans   As we take our seats in the shipping container there are giggles-a-plenty-a-plenty from the sceptical few participants in this performance of Seance. Absolute pitch darkness soon descends after the headphone-clad audience are invited to place our hands on the long and narrow table in front of us. The audio begins and we are 'joined' in the room by a medium who appears to move between us, speaking to our neighbours and whispering in our ears. The subtle movement of the table, cleverly timed to mirror the noise…

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