TransHuman Embodiment and Beyond

A poster of TransHuman Embodiment and Beyond performance, with a photo in the middle, of artist and performer Rachel Gadsden wearing black, a leather corset and pannier skirt with syringes attached, painting an image of an abstract body, with a music score by Freddie Meyers woven through the photo.

Friday 1 September, 7.30pm – 8pm

The Foyer, Fairfield Halls

Disabled visual and performance artist Rachel Gadsden, and sound designer Freddie Meyers, have created a dynamic live art and sound performance that takes the audience on a journey exploring notions of TransHuman Embodiment. Through their combined art practices, Gadsden and Meyers consider how chronic illness and disability not only present challenges, but also empower and authorise agency of the body.

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Access information:

Important access information: Everyone is welcome to this performance. Guide Dogs will be looked after by our volunteers in a separate area due to the artist having a severe, life-threatening allergy to all dogs.

If you would like to attend this performance with your Guide Dog please contact to discuss how we can facilitate this safely.

For this event, the following access provision will be available:

  • BSL Interpreter
  • An audio description introduction will be available online through a QR code.
  • Multisensory experience: soundscapes aim to act as an alternative for visuals for visually impaired/blind audiences.
  • Easy-read information pack
  • This is a relaxed event
  • Step-free access throughout
  • Accessible toilets closeby
  • Audio Describers will be available across the festival to support with guiding, touch tours and describing on an on-demand basis. To book time with a describer for this event, email:

A Wellbeing Hub and breakout space is available within the venue.