Malleable

Malleable depicts the lack of freedom that we have as human beings: the control, the limitations, and the cancellation of our feelings, choices and desires dictated by the rules implied by the societies we live in. During the 4-hour performance, 2 volunteers in the deepest state of hypnosis (their minds are completely canceled since they are hallucinating while awake) are presented with three different scenarios: spirituality, sexuality and individuality / belonging. Each scenario is created by basic symbols of identity in the format of absurd analogies.
 
For example, Volunteer One is implanted with an idea and a belief and Volunteer Two is implanted with the complete contrary of that idea: this narrative reflects the daily confrontation between our personal process and its confrontation with the world. During each scenario certain symbols, sounds and key words trigger each volunteer to act according to their belief, generating tension, dialogue, and confrontation. 
 
Videos of the performance were taken as a record and as research for the next step of the hypothesis.
Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images.

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