NUDITY OF THE SOUL - THE BARE CHARACTER

In the Absolute Theater, we approach this trance-like state completely the opposite way; by stimulating all the senses rather than blocking them.  This, of course, is no easy task since most people are used to sensory deprivation but can be achieved by “focusing”: a critical element these two methods have in common.  The best way to explain this is by visualizing every sense as an on-and-off switch.  In sensory deprivation we start with maybe a couple of those switches on and turn them off one by one until we are just left with one of them “on”.  In sensory stimulation, we start with all the switches off and start turning them on one by one until they are all on.  The speed with which you turn on the switches will depend not only on the amount of energy rushing through your body but how familiar, experienced and aware you are of each sense.  Needless to say, before any attempt to do this, you need to “sensitized” each sense and bring it up to its full potential; in our analogy, you can't turn a switch on or off until you have created the “switch” itself.

 

BARE PORTRAITS

A series of short videos (about a minute) showing the process of finding the bare character and then delivering text (monologue) as a “mantra”.  These are a variation of the BARE SOUL PORTRAITS where the “conduit” between the bare character and the outside world is a “totem” or an object.

 

BARE PROJECT VIDEOS

A series of short videos (about a minute) showing the process of finding the bare character and then delivering text (monologue) as a “mantra”.  These are a variation of the BARE SOUL PORTRAITS where the “conduit” between the bare character and the outside world is a “totem” or an object.