9 May 2013, 20:00 - 23:00
- Ryan Jordan [UK]
"Possession Trance” is an ongoing live performance project exploring the crossover between cybernetics, underground rave music and (oc)cult rituals. High-powered stroboscopic light is used to control home built light-sensitive hardware leading to powerful and synchronic audiovisual output signals. These signals become directly perceptible in the brain and mechanical functioning of the human body leading potentially to audiovisual hallucinations or “mystical” experience. Immersion of the self is induced by high volume noise, direct amplification of an electric signal passed through processed metals controlled by high powered electronic ionization of xenon gas. Simultaneous, synchronic audiovisual stimuli are produced, accompanied by olfactory stimuli. The performance experience dissipates into photic voltages tracing themselves into oblivion through rods and cones penetrating neuronal alleyways at high velocity.