"Hallucinations of the Normal" Opening // Friday 20th January 2017 // 8 — 10pm

Maybe it all started with the use of the Chorus in ancient tragedies. The set-up is brilliant: to have a play that preemptively incorporates the sentiment of the public. A play that does not situate itself outside of the spectator, but already negotiates their attitude. This mechanism can be extrapolated: be it an obnoxious puppet that speaks from the ventriloquist's stomach, be it the pirates and princesses of theme parks acting out the lowest denominator of collective reveries. Somehow we can suspend our disbelief and pretend not to be addressed by his master's voice. We are thrilled by this tension, of being presented with something that does not lie outside of us, but presumingly answers

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