Pre-Festival Event 6
The Mirror Trap
Area Name: Expand your Horizons
Institute/Department/Organisation: Simon Watt
Type of event: Performing Arts
Age Suitability: 14+
Digital Platform: Zoom
Date: Tuesday, 17th November
Physicist Paul Gato had been through a lot. His colleagues called the police, concerned for his safety. His neighbors reported loud bangs and strange sounds coming from his flat. When they finally battered down the door, they found some sort of home-made gun, two mirrors, a vial of LSD and a diary full of ramblings and Feynman diagrams, but Paul had disappeared. In his diary, Gato wrote that the most dangerous thing in the world was to be ‘trapped between mirrors’. Gato had lost his mind but perhaps found something else. Dare you take part in his final experiment?
The Mirror Trap is a short headphone play/experience/installation/horror story about psychology and quantum physics. Previous audience members have described it as “weird”, “trippy”, “deeply unsettling” and “terribly sad”. It is quite meditative in tone, so don’t expect any jump scares. Some may find some of the content triggering.
After the show, there will be a discussion with its creator, Simon Watt, quantum physicist Prof. André Xuereb and cognitive scientist Marthese Borg.