Reassembled, Slightly Askew is an autobiographical, audio-based artwork about Shannon Yee’s experience of falling critically ill with a rare brain infection and her journey of rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury. The production will be part of Heads Up Festival March 16-18, with performances each day at 2pm, 4pm and 7.30pm.
Part of Hull’s Central Library will be transformed into a hospital ward for the show. Audience members experience Reassembled… individually, listening to the audio via headphones, while lying on a hospital bed. 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 re-integration into the world with a hidden disability.
It is a new kind of storytelling, never done before about this topic, that places the listener safely in the first-person perspective to increase empathy and understanding–it’s one step better than walking in someone’s shoes, it’s living in someone else’s head.
“A REAL-LIFE ORDEAL, CAPTURED BY A DARING, DISORIENTATING ARTISTIC COLLABORATION, WHICH WORKS BRILLIANTLY ON SO MANY LEVELS…IT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ON PRESCRIPTION.” —THE STAGE
‘BEAUTIFULLY PUT TOGETHER.’ —THE GUARDIAN
‘A QUIETLY DEVASTATING EXAMPLE OF UNCATEGORISABLE ART AT ITS BEST’ —TIME OUT LONDON
‘A RICHLY TEXTURED THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOUNDSCAPE THAT AFFORDS US A PROFOUND AND MOVING SENSE OF WHAT IT MIGHT BE LIKE TO HAVE A BRAIN INJURY — AND RECOVER FROM ONE.’ —EVENING STANDARD
‘OFFERS ALL BOTH HUMANITY AND INSIGHT, AND A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE.’ —THE ARTS REVIEW
WINNER OF HOSPITAL CLUB H100 THEATRE & PERFORMANCE AWARD (2015)
DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL (2016) NOMINEE: JUDGES’ CHOICE, BEST DESIGN, FIRST FORTNIGHT AWARDS
Shannon Yee’s Reassembled, Slightly Askew is presented at Heads Up Festival on March 16-18, 2017.
Where: The Old Bib, Hull Central Library, Albion Street, Hull, HU1 3TF
When: March 16-18, performances at 2pm, 4pm and 7.30pn daily.
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