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Third World Bunfight

Exhibit B

Created Brett Bailey
Theatre & Opera | South Africa

Date

Tuesday 14 – Sunday 19 July
14 & 17 July, 4pm–8pm*
15, 16, 18 & 19 July, 1pm–8pm*
Walk through performance lasting approx. 40 minutes
Age 15+, contains nudity

Backstage at the Festival:
16 July
Post-show talk with Brett Bailey and the company

Irish Premiere

Described by legendary theatre director Peter Brook as "an extraordinary achievement", Exhibit B is a deeply moving work created by South African artist Brett Bailey that lies somewhere between performance and installation.

This haunting unforgettable work is a powerful critique of racism where 13 live installations examine the colonial policies and history of Europe in Africa. As spectators move through Exhibit B to the sound of lamentations sung live by a Namibian choir, the audience gaze is unexpectedly returned. Collectively the various scenes confront a variety of colonial atrocities that take the audience from the early days of colonialism right  up to the plight of immigrants today  building to deliver a very different impactful audience experience.

*Please be on time. No latecomers will be allowed into performance. Latecomers will be asked to join the next audience group, if space is available.

Photos: Sofie Kniff

‘Terrible and magnificent...should run for several months so that all government ministers and schools can attend.’

Le Soir

‘★★★★★’

The Guardian

‘★★★★★’

Evening Standard