Reassembled, Slightly Askew
Jan 17 - Feb 4 | Vancity Culture Lab
Shannon Yee (Northern Ireland) | Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
An audacious melding of art and science, this multidisciplinary adventure is a head-trip in the literal sense. The survivor of a medically induced coma and acquired brain injury, creator Shannon Yee presents a chance for us to live through her medical journey. In this radically immersive production, audience members lie on hospital beds, put on headphones and enter her mind. It’s an audio experience like no other: re-enactment, internal monologue, evocative aural textures and more.
What does it mean for a mind to be injured? The answer lurks beyond the objective world, behind a wall of privacy and selfhood. Here is your chance to jump over that wall, and feel a kind of empathy you may have thought impossible. Along with its psychedelic frenzy and rushes of emotion, this work is perhaps most valuable for its tender intimacy.
Fearlessly personal and forthrightly political, Northern Irish playwright Shannon Yee uses her perspective as a queer, female, ethnic minority artist to create works that excite and subvert. She is a proud member of Agent 160, a female playwright-led company dedicated to fighting gender imbalance in the theatre.
“[A] quietly devastating example of uncategorisable art at its best… what comes across loudest of all is a call for compassion for people who seem unreachable.” —Time Out London
From $35. Not eligible on the PuSh Pass
*Please note: This is a rental presentation and is not eligible for Cultch subscriptions