Daydream @ Summerhall, until 25 Aug

Inne Goris and Dominique Pauwels

Article by Eric Karoulla | 06 Aug 2013
  • Crying Out Loud presents Daydream

Crying out Loud present Daydream, by Inne Goris and Dominique Pauwels, an intelligent installation in a container that accomplishes what a great deal of conventional theatre often fails to do. Its setup forces the spectator to engage actively by using their imagination to create an experience. Through the use of sound and light, it takes us on a journey in the same way words in a good book do; the performance plays out in the audience's imagination.

Some people might consider it pointless, others hateful; others will see it as a work of genius or a ten-minute relaxation. In any case, the daydream and what you take out of the experience is up to you. What's more, you can go in with friends and still not agree on what you saw, or experienced. And that's OK, because everyone's allowed a daydream every once in a while.

Due to the unique nature of each person's experience, it seems a star rating would undermine the work completely. After all, how do you give a star rating to someone's imagination? 

 

Daydream, Summerhall (Courtyard), various times, until 25 Aug, £3 http://festival.summerhall.co.uk/event/daydream-2/