In ancient Egypt the function of the ‘Honeyscribe’ was to record each drop of honey produced. Shelton will assume the function of a up to date honeyscribe, charting current threats to the health of our bees and their relationship to our health. This project will culminate in an exhibition of new artworks, accompanying book, workshops and a symposium.
Breath Cycle will look at the cultural impression of the situation, specifically the enforced separation of people who have cystic fibrosis. Filmmaker Peter Snelling and renal dialysis patients at Dorset County Hospital will discover expertise of renal failure, the science and pressures of food regimen restrictions, and the strain between residence and hospital life.
Ecotoxic is a sequence of research initiatives by artists Ariel Guzik, Brandon Ballengée, Micol Assaël and Kuai Shen exploring the influence of environmental pollution on animal behaviour and well being. An art/science investigation into mankind’s strange relationship with ‘the Romantic Disease’ Tuberculosis (TB) from early superstitions about the disease, via the development of antibiotics, to the newest analysis into entire genome sequencing of micro organism.
‘Mess’ is a new theatre piece by Caroline Horton based mostly on Horton’s personal expertise of anorexia and recovery. Created by artists in collaboration with experts from King’s College, Maudsley Hospital and the Ethox Centre, it is darkly humorous and deeply shifting and offers a window into an internal world of habit, control and obsession, finally rejected for the skin world. It goals to open up discourse about anorexia that’s sturdy and accessible to a non-specialist audience. ‘Mess’ will launch on the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and can tour to studio theatres. ‘R.I.P.’ is a sixteen-mm film, occasions collection and website exploring western culture’s relationship with death as seen through the experiences of an embalmer, another funeral director and sociologists from the Centre for Death and Society at University of Bath.
A renal dietician will collaborate with the filmmaker and members to creatively explore the relationship between renal science and lived expertise. A native meals producer and prepare dinner will encourage a inventive and imaginative method to a restricted food regimen.
Of Mice and Men explores and develops creative responses to biomedical research carried out on ailments and pathologies that are not restricted to 1 species such as cancer, tuberculosis and rabies. Animation producer, Animate is working with virologist Bentley Crudgington to companion scientists working at the intersection of veterinary and human biomedical science with animation artists to create artworks which discover the scientific information behind this topic. The project aims to help each parties develop their practice by bringing an aesthetic approach to the interrogation of data and a scientific exploration to the creative work created. The project shall be produced by Kate Bland of Cast Iron Radio, Gemma Cairney, Llywellyn ap Myrddin and Beth Clayton in collaboration with Professor Hugh Montgomery of UCL. The Squirrel Project is an art experiment devised by photographer Leonie Hampton and filmmaker Martin Hampton, working closely with the scientists Satwant Singh and Dr Colin Jones which explores Hoarding Disorder.
Artist Anna Dumitriu will work with TB specialists and researchers to create a significant new physique of work, resulting in an exhibition, a sequence of practical workshops and discussions, and a symposium, to widen public engagement within the points round this clinically and culturally important disease. The exhibition will involve textile installations and focus on the connection of early antibiotics to chemical dyes.
It will examine elements of latest embalming, including the technical and anatomical processes, as well as the philosophical and sociological significance of the follow. ‘Recovery’ is an audio-based mostly artwork impressed by Shannon’s experience of practically dying from a subdural empyema, a rare brain infection. It shall be developed with Roy McConnell, Consultant Neurosurgeon, and experts in Neurology from the Royal Victoria Hospital (Belfast); and artists in the Sonic Arts Research Centre (Queens University, Belfast). Part sound-set up, part radio-drama, part visceral-curler-coaster-experience, ‘Recovery’ immerses a single audience member at a time within the process of reintegrating into the world with an acquired brain harm, of being ‘disassembled, and reassembled, barely askew’.
Respiratory advisor Dr Gordon MacGregor will collaborate with Gareth Williams, composer in residence at Scottish Opera to discover the frailty of voice and traditionally held opinions of voice projection in opera within the context of cystic fibrosis. People with cystic fibrosis cannot be in the identical room collectively as they are in danger of passing infections to one another.