DEATH & BIRTH IN MY LIFE
MATS STAUB (SWITZERLAND)
SICK! FESTIVAL COMMISSION
WED 18 SEPT – SAT 05 OCT
THE WHITWORTH, OXFORD ROAD, MANCHESTER, M15 6ER
Death and Birth In My Life invited the audience to listen in on a series of intimate conversations about the most moving and challenging experiences in life. Developed with staff from the Intensive Care Unit at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Mats Staub’s powerful video installation focused on experiences of death, grief and end-of-life care. Personal stories of care and loss were shared, and ethical dilemmas confronted with honesty and warmth.
Mats Staub lives and works in Berlin, creating art projects at the intersections between theatre and exhibition, literature and science. Rooted in a fascination for the most significant moments in people’s lives, moments in people’s lives – moments that are unique and personal, yet also universal – Staub’s work enables the audience to feel connections with other human beings.
PROJECT PARTNERS & FUNDERS
Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung