An immersive installation for and about the disabled experience, is coming to Maketank on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October.
Squeeze Box is an experimental, interactive work which explores the impact of social care cuts. It employs live performance, soundscapes and video projection to convey the almost out-of-body experience of going through social care needs assessment.
Audiences are invited to drop in from midday onwards to take part in the installation, engage with the artist or just spectate. Each afternoon culminates in a performance beginning at 6pm after which discussion on the themes explored in the work takes place.
A British Sign Language interpreter will be present throughout and audience descriptions will be available for the evening performance.
Hugh Malyon, a south west-based artist who uses his lived experience of disability to create digital media, theatre and performance work, is the production’s lead artist and central storyteller.
Sam Parker and Jennifer Noice provided dramaturgical support and Clair Sargeant provided artistic and access consultancy services.
Squeeze Box takes place on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October at Maketank in Paris Street. Doors open at midday with the main performance from 6pm.
Entry costs a minimum of £1, which is compensated in the form of refreshments, with attendees invited to pay more if they can. Proceeds will be used to help Maketank support local independent artists.
More information is available on the Maketank website.