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    Participant, The Cubicle
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The Cubicle

     

    You’ve got a perfect body. Yes, you! Your eye-lashes catch your sweat; you gag when you swallow a fish-bone; you laugh when you get tickled. Step inside The Cubicle – a space where you’re perfect just the way you are.

     

    Developed in collaboration with University of Bath body image researchers, The Cubicle plays host to a programme of approaches to build resilience to marketed ideals of ‘the perfect body’. It doesn’t matter if you’re tall, short, bulging, skinny, hairy, bald, fresh-faced or wrinkly – you can still enjoy all your body has to offer! Sing! Stretch! Dance! Laugh! Dream! Breathe!

     

    At the heart of the pop-up shop is a private walk-in changing cubicle as you would find at the back of any high street clothes shop. However, this is a cubicle with a difference: the site of a short compelling participatory performance starring hiccups, toe-nails, goosebumps and hairy armpits.

     

    Project

    The Cubicle is part of a year-long collaboration with researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath, supported by the Public Engagement Unit.

     

    Dr Melissa Atkinson, lead body image Researcher at the University of Bath, studies and develops world-leading community resilience programmes aimed to change the focus from body aesthetic to body functionality.

     

    Dates

    Saturday 6 October – Friday 16 November 2018
    Central corridor, Royal United Hospital (RUH), Bath
    Part of the Art at the Heart of the RUH programme

     

    Friday 28 September 2018
    44AD, Bath
    Part of FUTURES, a series of free events taking place at venues across Bath and Bristol for European Researchers Night 2018.

     

    31 May – 7 June 2018
    FaB 1, 94-96 Walcot Street, Bath
    Part of the Fringe Arts Bath (FaB) Festival and the Bath Fringe Festival. Featuring daily performances, a programme of free workshops including yoga, singing, social dreaming and DISCOrobics, an exhibition of work by artist Hollie-Ann Hart and Body Positive Cafe events with cutting-edge researchers and activists.

     

    Video – Behind the Scenes

    Produced by the Public Engagement Unit at the University of Bath.

     

     

    Audience Reactions

    “It works – my body feels great!!!”

     

    “The changing room of dreams”

     

    “The show was amazing. It was fantastic to hear some guidance on how we can put the ‘rebellion’ into action. I hear a lot of people being very positive about their bodies but have no real guidance on how to get there myself – focusing on body functionality, appreciating the intimacies of the physical and building positivity through gratitude – great messages.”

     

    “It’s good to be reminded that we are all different, and it’s OK to be different – unique.”

     

    “Life affirming!”

     

    Team

    Creative Producers: Kilter
    Performance written, directed & designed with Sarah Davey-Hull & performed by Oliver Langdon & Caroline Garland.
    Installation designed by Molly Hawkins
    Lead Researchers & Body Positive Cafe Hosts: Melissa Atkinson & Jessica Alleva
    Front of House: Sarah Parkes
    Filming by Suited and Booted
    Photography by Anna Barclay
    Produced in partnership with the Public Engagement Unit at the University of Bath
    Workshop Leaders: Katie Stone-Lonergan, Sue Krzowski & Sue Walker, Krissy of PriyaWorks Studio and Carly of Project HB
    Guest Speakers: Fabio Zucchelli (UWE), Kirsty Garbett (UWE), Jade Parnell (UWE), Nadia Craddock (UWE), Niamh Ni Shuilleabhain (University of Bath), Jasmine Fardouly (Macquarie University Australia), Emi Lou Howe, and Lisa Beasley (My Body Positive)
    With thanks to Arran (Fringe Arts Bath), Steve and Wendy (Bath Fringe) and The Bell Inn

     

    Contact

    For show booking enquiries, or for more information about The Cubicle, get in touch with Sarah at kiltersarahp@gmail.com.