This version of Hypnotic Show, performed at Artissima 18, Torino, Italy involved the hypnotic  suggestion of 29 scripts written by 4 writers : John Menick, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Angie Keefer and Robert Snowden.  The theme of the scripts was based on art exhibits and performances from the past.  These events could be relived from an intirely new and fictional angle.

Visitors were taken down into the basement of Artissima and asked to chose from a colour menu which corresponded to one of the 29 stories.  The colours were synaesthetic equivalences of the first phrase of each story (courtesy of Cassidy Curtis‘ app ).

The scores shown below are mnemonic aids I made for the hypnotic induction.

Concepteur  Raimundas Malasauskas                                                      Hypnoteur   Marcos Lutyens

with the collaboration of:  Annalisa Fruttero

Thanks to Francesca Bertolli and Francesco Manacorda

Hypnotic Show:

Silverman Gallery San Francisco 2008

Artist Space NYC 2009

Kunstverein Amsterdam 2009

Kadist Art Foundation Paris 2009

Centre Pompidou, Paris 2010

Artissima 17, Torino 2010

CAPC, Bordeaux 2011

Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm 2011

Artissima 18 2011

Geneva 2012

dOCUMENTA 13, Kassell, Germany 2012


Hypnotic Show Artissima 18

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