Daniel Oliver
Weird Séance

2012

Oliver uses charm, coercion and complicity to find alternative ways of directly involving audience members. He creates situations that upset the conventions of social interaction, so that awkwardness can be celebrated and charisma mistrusted. In Weird Séance, he layered different narratives and timelines, so that audience members both passive and active questioned their changing role in the work as events unfolded.

Daniel Oliver