The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
C.Tara and David Gladden performed The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters as part of the Performancy Forum: Night Terrors, Sandwiches, and Dream Logics at Panoply Performance Laboratory in Brooklyn, NYC on May 13, 2017.
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters references surveillance and Ganzfeld experiments to explore concepts of mind control and paranoia. This work is about the darkness of subconscious experience; phenomena such as sleep paralysis, possession, and altered states. The darkness is a pit of resistance, of fear, of awareness without control. It is also a place where one can confront the darkness, where one can emerge with awareness of deeply buried secrets: a site of confrontation and transformation.