Reassembled, Slightly Askew (formerly known as Recovery) is a mind-blowing, autobiographical, audio-based artwork that immerses the audience in my experience of descending into coma from a rare brain infection, brain surgeries, and my subsequent rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury. Audiences experience Reassembled… via headphones, while on hospital beds wearing eyemasks. You can find documentation of its development since 2010 here, as well as audience feedback, photos and information about the creative and biomedical team.
Visit the show’s official website for information about booking Reassembled…. for arts venues, festivals, conferences, or medical training.
Autumn 2016 Dates–The Complex, Dublin
12-24 Sept; as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival
Spring 2016 Dates–Battersea Arts Centre, London
11- 28 May ; as part of A Nation’s Theatre Festival
Spring 2015 Tour Dates in Northern Ireland:
6-10 May; Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick (www.downartscentre.com)
11-15 May; The Playhouse, Derry (www.derryplayhouse.co.uk)
18-22 May (Action on Brain Injury Week); Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart (www.flowerfield.org)
26-29 May; Burnavon Arts Centre, Cookstown (www.burnavon.com)
1-6 June; Island Arts Centre, Lisburn (www.islandartscentre.com)
3-6 Sept; Arts & Disability Forum’s BOUNCE! Festival, Belfast (www.adf.ie)
To preview Reassembled…, put on a pair of headphones, close your eyes, and play the sample below:
Research and development has been made possible by support from the Wellcome Trust, Arts & Disability Award Ireland scheme (funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaion and administered by the Arts & Disability Forum), the Metropolitan Arts Centre’s HATCH program and the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queens University, Belfast.
Support for the 2015 NI tour outside Belfast has been made possible by the Arts Council NI Small Grants Program to the Cedar Foundation.