FREE | First Floor Gallery | 90 mins (approx) | Contains nudity
A bath is filled with broken glass. A man’s forearm is visible at the surface of the sharp and crystalline magma. The man is stuck inside his bath of glass shards and cannot get out without getting injured. Why get out? It is impossible for the audience to truly grasp that he is steeped inside some 600 kilos of solid matter, and that time is ticking by. Is this the paradox of contemplating a man in danger?
For some two hours, Yann Marussich plunges the audience into a visual and sensory apnoea, until the body is freed to the echoing sound of crushing glass. All the while, the audience is submerged, deep in concentration and frozen by the glances they share with the performer.
Presented in partnership with MAC. Presentation supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.
Content note: images in gallery contain nudity