Wrapping up their first tour of the UK, and after a second sell-out Edinburgh Fringe, sonic specialists Darkfield bring their two hit container shows Séance and Flight to London for a two-month residency as part of the 2019 VAULT Festival. Time to get booking!
Parking up at outside The Vaults, Darkfield will, for the first time, present two containers alongside one another. In one, Séance runs from 23 January to 17 March 2019, with twenty-minute performances running every night from 6pm. In the other, Flight will fly in over two festival weeks from 20 to 27 February.
Séance explores the psychology of a group of people who have been bombarded with suggestible material. It is an intense sonic performance for twenty people at a time, lasting for twenty terrifying minutes. After a sell-out Summerhall run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017, Séance has toured across the UK – including dates at London’s Almeida Theatre and Latitude Festival – as well as Australia and Mexico.
Flight is a 30-minute experience that explores the many worlds interpretation of Quantum Mechanics that proposes all possible outcomes that could occur are occurring in countless worlds of varying similarity. Maybe there is some comfort in knowing that however ill-advised your choices have been – there is a version of you who made better ones and is suffering from less regret and embarrassment. Flight also had a sell-out Summerhall run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018, and will tour the UK and Australia in 2019.
Darkfield was founded by Glen Neath, David Rosenberg (who also co-founded site-specific pioneers Shunt) and Andrea Salazar. The company presents a collection of individual theatrical experiences in shipping containers that explore fear and anxiety. Each show employs binaural sound, pitch darkness and movement to situate each audience member at the centre of an evolving narrative. Neath and Rosenberg are joint artistic directors. Salazar and Victoria Eyton are producers.
Séance was commissioned and funded by Latitude Festival, Derelict Festival and Arts Council for England. Flight was commissioned and funded by Latitude Festival, Dartington Arts, Realscape Productions and Arts Council for England.