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Reassembled, Slightly Askew
January 31 - February 4£7
Reassembled, Slightly Askew presented by No Label Arts
Written by Shannon Yee, composed by Paul Stapleton, directed by Anna Newell
Tuesday 31 January – Saturday 4 February 11am – 2pm – 5.30pm (duration 70 minutes each session)
An acclaimed audio-based art installation exploring an artist’s experience of falling critically ill with a rare brain infection and her journey of rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury.
In 2008, playwright Shannon Yee suffered from a rare brain infection after a bad cold. The infection left her with a brain injury which required life-saving surgery, followed by a lengthy recovery.
Reassembled, Slightly Askew allows audience members to experience the different stages Shannon went through; from descending into a coma, the surgery and during her recovery back into society with a hidden disability.
Set in a make-shift clinical environment, the audience wear headphones to listen to the audio, while lying on a hospital bed wearing eye-masks. By using special audio (binaural) technology listeners feel they are inside Shannon’s head.
“It’s like listening in three-dimension”, people describe it as if they are experiencing the world from underwater.
The installation, which gained highly acclaimed reviews during its time in Belfast then London (as part of A Nation’s Theatre festival at London’s BAC, and most recently Dublin (as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival) opens in Lancaster 31st January.
Tickets £7 from Lancaster Visitor Information Centre – 01524 582394