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 invites 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 focuses on experiences of death, grief and end-of-life care. Personal stories of care and loss are 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.
There are twelve separate videos – one starting every fifteen minutes:
*WE AIM TO PROVIDE A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH TO ENGAGE WITH AND REFLECT ON THE CONTENT OF THIS INSTALLATION, WHICH INCLUDES EMOTIONALLY CHALLENGING MATERIAL ABOUT DEATH AND END-OF-LIFE CARE.
PROJECT PARTNERS & FUNDERS
Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung