Daniel Oliver: Weird Seances


Weird Seances – More Awkwardness, Neurodiversity and the performative act of retelling. Daniel will talk about awkwardness, dyspraxia and over-identification in participatory performance, referring to his own performance ‘Weird Seance’ and Slavoj Zizek’s concept of the ‘Performative act of retelling’.

Daniel Oliver is a performance artist, researcher and teaching fellow at Queen Mary University of London. His recent PhD research, based at Queen Mary, investigated the efficacy of awkwardness in contemporary participatory performance. His performance practice is participatory and awkward and has been shown throughout the UK and overseas.

Image credit: Daniel Oliver, ‘Weird Seance’, SPILL Festival of Performance 2014, photo by Guido Mencari