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The Nookie

827 College Street

Toronto, ON M6G 1C9

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Start your Halloween Saturday with a seance!

In the spirit of Victorian seances and 60’s sex magick, The Nookie presents Séance Commissions, a night of live music, video projections, and performance art. The ambient synth soundscapes of C.R. Gillespie and the ethereal vintage video collage of Rachelle Walker will summon the apparition Chrysanthemum White Alder, renowned medium, muse, and master, followed by snacks and mingling amid vintage sexploitation cinema.

LIVE MUSIC, VIDEO PROJECTIONS, PERFORMANCE ART

Doors at 8pm
Performance at 9pm

$8.00 Advance
$10.00 Door

Tickets available at The Nookie
Online at Eventbrite/SéanceCommissions

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Notes on the performance from Chrysanthemum White Alder
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there was an intense fascination with the spiritual world that manifested in experiments such as Spiritualism, Mesmerism, Animal Magnetism, Mediumship, and other occult arts. Opportunists were excited to exploit this interest by the use of tricks that convinced spectators of the authenticity of the spirit world. One such entertainment was the use of young women, who would act as actual spirits, dressed without their corsets and given free rein to convey the whims of supposed otherworldly visitors into the parlours of Victorian England. The space they created momentarily subverted the status quo, allowing for working class women to act lasciviously. Overt in their sexuality, they were permitted to enact their will directly, if only for a few moments.
The suspension of disbelief allows for the creation of a space outside of the known, a space where what we expect to happen is also suspended, where we expect the unexpected. These spaces allow for the emergence of the true, the suppressed, the liminal, the ragged cry of the animal within. The séance creates an opportunity for the body to act as a channel for spiritual forces. In this moment, we wait with expectation for something. We evoke the ghost within, the animation of the flesh to communicate with us. The otherworld offers us an opportunity to expunge our inhibitions in order to touch on something beyond the mundane. When we ask the spirits to speak through us, we get the opportunity to feel ourselves beyond ourselves, to allow them to use our bodies. We allow our bodies to be lived by something incorporeal, to be utilized by something beyond our existence, to see ourselves made elastic by their unknowing. We invite a moment to take part in the dismantling of what we know, to wait in expectation of something no one can know. We set the stage for the spirits, our beloved guests.
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Séance Commissions:
Facebook: Séance Commissions
Instagram: @seancecommissions
www.vimeo.com/seancecommissions

Chrysanthemum White Alder:
www.vimeo.com/manifestbreath
www.manifest-breath.com

C.R Gillespie:
www.crgillespie.bandcamp.com
www.soundcloud.com/colinroygillespie

Rachelle Walker:
www.rachellealana.com

The Nookie
www.thenookieshop.com

The Nookie is a psychologist-owned sensuality shop with a mission to foster human connection. The shop features body-safe pleasure products, lubes, lingerie, and kink accessories, and offers a large selection of locally-sourced products.

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