You Will Close Your Eyes, a performance in our Mystery Theater featuring hypnotist Laura V Rivera & pianist Edan Serge Gillen.
Hypnotism opens a window to the core of the mind by lifting the layers of consciousness which judge and stifle our basic desires. These inhibitions are constructs built in language and can momentarily be broken down through the use of words and phrases (Lacan). Hypnotism is one of the most effective ways to utilize poetry and has a functional relationship to art. Through verbal suggestion and poetry, the audience will be put in a trance state that will connect them to an experience of their inner worlds. The evening explores the relationships between trance states (or variable consciousness) and the experience of artworks, especially through literary expression.
A trance state might be induced during this performance. If you believe that you will react adversely to being put in a trance state because of a psychological or physiological condition, we ask you not to attend this performance.