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SPILL 15 – Shabnam Shabazi: Snail Portrait

Photo by Shabnam Shabazi.

12-4pm. £10 or part of SPILL All-Seeing Pass, SPILL Week 2 Pass or National Theatre Studios Daytime Pass.

To purchase as part of the SPILL All-Seeing Pass or SPILL Week 2 Pass please call Toynbee Studios box office on 020 7650 2350.

A new immersive, durational work combining performance, visuals, text and installation.

Taking inspiration from personal history, memories, key social and historical moments, and nature, Snail Portrait finds parallels to the life of a snail. In Persian there is a specific phrase: “Khane be doosh“… ‘home on your back’.

Exploring how the past is always present, a moment of memory that recurs, returns to haunt you, no escape…and exploring the tensions and borders between movement and stillness.

Shabnam Shabazi continues her ongoing investigation into notions of ‘home’. This time creating an aural and visual ‘listening room’, shedding light on what it means to be without a permanent location or abode.


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Date and time

7–8 November 2015

Please note
This is now a past event.


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