Yason Banal is a Filipino multimedia artist working across installation, photography, video, performance and text. His work attempts to explore hidden meanings and associations through action led interventions. His works often place viewers and participants in vulnerable situations in order to trigger psychological experiences or memories. One such project, The Legend of the Sleepwalking Tricks, involved a group of young men who listened to death metal music while sipping milk laced with sleeping pills. Banal treads a thin line between illusion and reality, and a more serious threshold between passive consumption of art and violation of ethical taboos.