Hannah Silva’s Panopticon at the Barbican’s In The Flesh

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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