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.
We’re talking about a white 40-foot shipping container that’s going to be set up at Yagan Square. 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. It 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, while for others, it is terrifying. Some people have even tried to escape,” says creator Glen Neath, of UK-based Darkfield.
Séance has enjoyed sell-out performances at Edinburgh, Adelaide and Perth Fringe festivals, not to mention popping up for a very spooky run at Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne earlier this year. You’ll definitely have to book for this one.
The night is dark and full of terrors, guys. And these ones will set you back $21.75pp. Get booking.
Seance is the first production in the Darkfield series, with the second instalment of the series, Flight, due to pop up in Perth in 2020.
What: Spooky shipping container art thing
Where: Yagan Square
When: Select dates between 27 March and 14 April
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Image credit: Seance