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Séance (Darkfield)

By | Published on Saturday 12 August 2017

Outside Summerhall sits a seemingly unassuming white shipping container, but inside an immersive audio experience takes place. Just twenty people at a time take part in the séance, sitting either side of a long table with hands placed flat on the surface. With our headphones on, the door is closed and the lights go out: we are in total darkness. A voice is heard, but is the owner in the room too? For fifteen minutes, your senses are unnerved as you wonder what’s real and what’s not. When the lights came back on others were holding hands, so I suspect the effect varies dependent on your susceptibility to creepy cues. I’m apparently too rational to have been scared, but it’s definitely an interesting experience.

Summerhall, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]