Event

Have Your Circumstances Changed?

3 Jun 2015 – 28 Jun 2015

Event times

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 17:00 and 19:15; Saturdays and Sundays 14:45, 17:00 and 19:15.
The complete performance is in three parts and lasts approximately 75 minutes, including two intervals. Each part lasts 15–20 minutes.

Cost of entry

To offer the opportunity to experience the work to as wide an audience as possible we are operating a 'pay what you can' policy, with a suggested donation of £12 to secure your place to see all three performances. A limited number of tickets for each individual element will be available on the door on a first come first served basis daily.

2-3 Archway Mall

London
United Kingdom, United Kingdom

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Developed through the experiences of a cookery school for men over 65, this triptych of street-level performances confronts the audience with the routines of an older man's daily life.

About

Ageing is an exercise in adaptation. Over-85s is the fastest growing age demographic in the UK. As we grow older, we must adjust to new challenges of daily life. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande has spoken of 'pit crews' in healthcare, arguing that what we need in later life is not medical intervention at the point of crisis but a coordinated team of specialists, like a race car pit crew, ensuring our daily wellbeing. With services which provided this support being progressively cut, perhaps the adaptation most required is not personal, but social?

A young boy and older man occupying a kitchen, a living room and a bathroom confound expected roles. Is the boy the older man as a child, or someone who will grow up to make political decisions about elder care? Accompanied by a soundscape experienced through headphones, Have Your Circumstances Changed?delivers three intimate performances that gesture towards the overwhelming work of parents, partners, children, communities, and the state in keeping us alive as we reach later life.

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Exhibiting artists

Ben Lewis

Lu Kemp

Elena Peña

Cis O'Boyle

Jamie Vartan

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