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:
Post-show talk with Brett Bailey and the company
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.
‘Terrible and magnificent...should run for several months so that all government ministers and schools can attend.’Le Soir