Let’s put a trigger warning on this one: don’t attempt Séance if you’re scared of things like ghosts, the dark, ghosts that murder you in the dark, or anything big and hairy with teeth. The immersive experience is coming to HOTA from October 28 - November 14 2021 and we’re already shaking with anticipation (and fear).
Picture a white 40-foot shipping container. Inside there are two rows of old cinema seats facing one another. The lights get dimmer and dimmer...and then go out. A voice tells you to put your hands on the table. For the next twenty minutes, you’re bombarded with a terrifying (and kind of intrusive) sensory experience, built around cutting-edge 3D audio. Feels like your brain is trapped in a David Lynch movie.
“We’ve had many different responses to Séance. Some people find the darkness soothing, whilst for others, it is terrifying. Some people have even tried to escape,” says creator Glen Neath, of UK-based Darkfield.
People have tried to escape!? What the f*ck does that even mean!
Séance has enjoyed sell-out performances at Edinburgh, Adelaide and Perth Fringe festivals, not to mention popping up for a very spooky run in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane.
The night is dark and full of terrors, guys. And these ones will set you back $20pp. You’ll definitely have to book for this one, so get to it.
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Image credit: Seance by Darkfield