SOLO EXHIBITION & HAPPENING – works on paper, video, séance (works from BORIS+NATASCHA’s Oracle) |
October 25, 2011 | MAK Nite Lab Vienna
This participatory performance, commissioned by MAK Vienna, Austrian Museum for Applied Arts & Contemporary Art, was situated within the BORIS+NATASCHA installation.
The installation featured 8 framed ‘Oracles’, two projected looping videos: the ‘Making-of Oracle’ video [13:51 min] and ‘Freud’s Rohrschach Couch’ [2:00 min] and ‘Oracle’ related curiosities from the MAK collection (curated by BORIS+NATASCHA).
The performance featured Berlin medium Susanne Semrow and the Granddaddy of Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Hosted by BORIS+NATASCHA, the evening offered a series of special treats to lure MAK participants into a heightened state, including a magic body stamp, a poison-bliss drink complete with edible gold and a secret ingredient, memento mori merchandise and a mass hypnosis led by Susanne Semrow. Across a 15-minute trance, participants had the opportunity to contact Sigmund Freud and then confess their revelations and eclectic experiences to the group. Dancing ensued, to the BORIS+NATASCHA paranormal mix in the Witchhouse Disco.
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