A naked woman crouching in a large specimen jar

Under Glass

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2017.

An immersive performance by Clod Ensemble

Following an award-winning run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Clod Ensemble are reviving their “astonishing and unforgettable” production Under Glass. Equal parts medical laboratory, museum exhibit and living art installation, we meet a series of human specimens within a collection of giant glass jars and containers. Examine a shy ‘wallflower’, a couple negotiating their space in a bed-like petri dish and much more in this creative exploration of how we view our own and each other’s bodies. Blending visual imagery, choreography and an original score, immerse yourself in a genre busting experience that puts the medical gaze under the microscope.

Under Glass: A Closer Look:

On Thursday 19 October, ticket holders of Under Glass are invited to join a short discussion and Q&A with artistic directors Suzy Willson and Paul Clark. Chaired by Gianna Bouchard, editor of Performance and the Medical Body, it will explore the themes that inspired this award-winning human art installation, and will question some of the philosophical and ethical issues around the medical gaze and the ethics of display.

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Wednesday 18 October 2017
6.30pm - 7.15pm, 8pm - 8.45pm

Thursday 19 October 2017
6.30pm - 7.15pm and 8pm - 8.45pm
Post-show discussion 8.50pm - 9.30pm

Friday 20 October 2017
6.30pm - 7.15pm and 8pm - 8.45pm

Saturday 21 October 2017
3pm - 3.45pm, 6.30pm - 7.15pm and 8pm - 8.45pm

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The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

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Booking required

£15.50, post-show discussion free to ticket holders.

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Age guidance

Adults and teenagers 14+

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