November and December 2018
Corpus Quod is a new research and performance project supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The company is a collaboration between artists and academics to explore how immersive technologies and performance can increase empathy and impact public opinion of refugees and asylum seekers.
After a year long development process and interdisciplinary engagement, new performance, Burden of Proof premiered at Theatre Delicatessen and the University of Birmingham.
Burden of Proof places it's audience in the centre of of Ziad's story as he undergoes the asylum seeking process; using the research conducted and a hybrid of verbatim and fictionalised narrative, the audience interact with a system designed to discourage, penalise and misrepresent refugees seeking asylum.
For more in depth information on the project - you can visit the University of Birmingham's website here
PERFORMED BY: ASO SHERABAYANI
CREATED BY: STAND AND STARE, THE LAB COLLECTIVE, THOMAS BUCHANAN
ACADEMIC COHORT: DR JOANNA BUCKNALL, DR CHARLES LEDDY OWEN, DR FRED CHARLES, ART REACH
DIRECTED BY: JOSEPH THORPE AND NATALIE SCOTT
SUPPORTED BY: AHRC
PERFORMED AT: THEATRE DELICATESSEN AND THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM