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This promenade installation is designed to be accessible to all audiences, uses elements of social haptics, audio-description, British sign language and subtitles, with tactile sign guides on hand to assist.
Visitors with access requirements are eligible for a free ticket for their companion.
Each experience lasts 30 minutes/bags and shoes to be left in the cloakroom before the performance begins.
Timed admissions available between 4pm-9.40pm (last admission) on Wed 7, Thu 8 & Fri 9 Nov and 12pm-5.40pm (last admission) on Sat 10 & Sun 11 Nov 2018.
Enter a world where sight and sound give way to tactile communication in this 'cutting-edge piece of theatre that transports its audience beyond the theatre seat' (AustralianStage).
Created by Heather Lawson and Michelle Stevens, this immersive event shares the humour, grief, beauty and profound isolation of lives as deafblind artists.
After a short introductory film, you'll be provided with individual headphones and goggles, then guided through to an unseen promenade installation.
With light and sound distorted and restricted, it is touch that becomes integral to connection.
Recipient of Melbourne's Green Room Award for Innovation in Experiential Performance, director Jodee Mundy is fluent in Australian sign language because everyone in her family is deaf except for her.
Collaborating with Lawson and Stevens - experts in tactile sign interpreting and social haptic communication - she has shaped Imagined Touch into a piece that alters our perceptions.
In seeking a paradigm shift, it reframes disability as an opportunity for untapped human potential.
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London EC2Y 8DS
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Heather Lawson, Michelle Stevens (Collaborators)
Jodee Mundy (Installation Concept)
Composer: Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey
Director: Jodee Mundy
Set designer: Jenny Hector
Lighting: Jenny Hector
Sound: Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey
Visual effects: Jenny Hector
Production: Barbican in partnership with Pacitti Company