催眠/ 劇場摶劇場/ 澳門/ 7/5-9
Hollywood films have perpetuated a theatrical mythos of hypnosis that invariably includes a Freudian psychiatrist dangling a swinging watch in front of his patient’s face, slowly immersing the patient in a dreamlike trance. In these films, the psychiatrist attempts to address a suppressed memory or to return the patient to their childhood. But do we really need a swinging watch to enable us to see ourselves, to enable us to reflect on our internal dreams and desires? hypnosis is an image-based performance staged for an audience of one. It is a ritual of intimacy and connection, a vehicle into your subconscious. hypnosis is a performance for those who dream with their eyes open.
1:00AM/ 松山文創園區/ 台灣台北/ 12/22-25
1:00AM. It’s the same city as during our normal waking hours, the same architecture, the same streets, but somehow, in these early morning hours, it changes. Or we change. Our senses are heightened, our eyes perceive and process light differently, noises are amplified… and the normal cast of characters that we encounter during the normal waking hours also change. The businessmen shuffling to work and children rushing to school are replaced by nightshift workers and late night revelers, the club music and street cleaners adding a different soundtrack to our familiar cityscape. Staged at the Song Shan Culture Park at 1:00AM, “insomnia” is a lullaby for those who lie awake at night, a potion for dreaming with your eyes open.