A series of poems dealing with the subject of transitions and transformations, which Owen Lowery presents in a series of readings, supported by film and music, plus theatrical interpretation.
The show is an immersive and immediate experience for audiences aiming to include those who may have little or no previous experience of poetry, and disability, as well as those who are affected by these topics.
Transitions is explored from a personal, and a more objective and philosophical viewpoint. The subject of the collection is of great personal relevance to Owen as since, at the age of 18, he suffered a spinal injury in 1987 and became paralysed from the shoulders down and dependent on a ventilator to breathe. As well as considering his own transition from able-bodied sports star, to disabled poet, he looks at the subject of transitions in the natural world, by considering climate change, metamorphosis, and evolution, and in human terms, by looking at areas such as migration, disability, and social change.