Hannah Silva’s solo multimedia performance Panopticon will be shown as part of In the Flesh, at the Barbican, Plymouth, on Friday, November 13 at 9.35pm.
Panopticon is named after an architectural model designed by the Benthams in the 18th century around the central principle of ‘seeing without being seen’. The Panopticon was originally conceived as a possible model for a school, a hospital, a factory, or a prison.
Panopticon is a darkly humorous investigation of language, solitude, belonging, and what it is to be British: ‘Being a British citizen is a meaningful and celebratory event not a bureaucratic experience’.
Hannah Silva has been hailed by The Times as ‘one of the most ambitious and entertaining poets in the country’. She was recently commissioned by Dance in Devon to create Boat on the Water, a poetry/dance/theatre piece on a small yacht in Plymouth, described by an audience member as ‘vibrant with colour and life; amazingly inventive and entirely absorbing’.
Book a place at In the Flesh on 01752 627131
Latest posts by artsculture (see all)
- Poetry, art and hope: poet Prankur Chaturvedi on interesting encounters, inspiring stories and the vibe of performing - November 20, 2017
- Join Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Torquay to celebrate the New Year with some sparkling Strauss waltzes, marches and polkas - November 18, 2017
- Give ‘culture’ this Christmas with the National Art Pass - November 10, 2017