Reassembled Slightly Askew

Thursday 20 - Saturday 22 April 2017
A woman's face fading into a black background

Event Details

An autobiographical, audio-based artwork about Shannon’s experience of falling critically ill with a rare brain infection and her journey of rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury.
Audience members (6 per show) experience Reassembled, Slightly Askew individually, listening to the audio via headphones while lying on hospital beds.
The audio technology makes the sound three-dimensional, causing listeners to feel they are inside Shannon’s head, viscerally experiencing her descent into coma, brain surgeries, early days in the hospital and reintegration into the world with a hidden disability. A story of terror, discovery, humour, but above all, hope.

“A real-life ordeal, captured by a daring, disorientating artistic collaboration, which works brilliantly on so many levels…It should be available on prescription.” 5 stars— The Stage

‘’A harrowing journey into an artist’s experience of a rare brain infection’’ 4 stars— Evening Standard

“This story – hers – becomes mine because she puts it into my head so directly. She rebuilds herself from nothing and then shares the fall and rise with me alone.”—Exeunt Magazine

“A truly pioneering project from an artist who wants to challenge our perception of disability and conventional notions of drama.” – Gilly Campbell, Drama & Dance Officer, Arts Council NI

Shannon Yee (Sickels) is a Belfast-based playwright and producer. Reassembled, Slightly Askew is her autobiographical audio-based artwork about her near-death experience and subsequent acquired brain injury, created with an interdisciplinary team of artists, her neurosurgeon and head injury nurse.

Artistic Team:
Shannon Yee (Sickels) Writer
Paul Stapleton Composer/Sonic Artist
Anna Newell Director
Hanna Slättn Dramaturg
Stevie Prickett Choreographer
Matilde Meireles Project Support

Shannon Yee (Sickels) Producer
Andrea Montgomery Project Evaluator
Stephen Beggs Performer/NI Tour Manager
Mary Lindsay Performer (London)
Stevie Prickett Choreographer
Richard Lavery Video Production

Biomedical Advisory Team:
Mr Roy McConnell Consultant Neurosurgeon, Royal Victoria Hospital
Colin Williamson Head Injury Liaison Nurse, Belfast Health & Social
Care Trust

Time:10 AM - 9.30 PM
Location:The Sunlight Centre, 105 Richmond Road, Gillingham, Kent.
Suitable for:16+

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