The goal is to build dialogue across the research into the impression of light on our health. Through large-scale installation, an interdisciplinary public event and fiction writing, ‘This Mess is a Place’ builds upon connections between collection and compulsion in Zoe Mendelson’s art follow, deciphering current psychological understanding of hoarding dysfunction.
Body Pods is a series of podcasts created by 12 artists and 12 biomedical scientists in collaboration, each impressed by a unique a part of the body. Based on their earlier set of commissions, Everyday Moments, these pieces will be artworks in themselves, using the podcast type to have interaction audiences in their own time and space and intimately communicating to them as individuals. Distribution might be one per thirty days via Fuel’s web site, through media partners and, potentially, by way of listening factors within scientific and medical institutions. Ridiculusmus is planning an 8-week research and growth project so as to create a new play entitled The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland.
‘Science and Superstition’ explores the extraordinary life and instances of Lydiard Park’s herbalist and society hostess, Lady Johanna St John, using a mix of her correspondence and medicinal writings. A collaboration between Lydiard Park, Sixth Sense Theatre, biochemist Professor Timothy Peters and historian Clare Hickman, the project will develop and produce a site-particular youth theatre efficiency with accompanying lecture collection and education pack illuminating her life and follow.
‘Surface’ is a brand new opera piece by Metta Theatre which explores the connection between voice and self, and the journey to communication of those with Locked-in Syndrome. Interweaving music, sound and video, the piece follows the path of a bodily paralysed however cognitively-aware affected person in direction of communication. Both a powerful human story and a fascinating insight into slicing-edge assistive communication technologies, the piece is created collaboratively with the Royal Hospital for Neuro-incapacity.
The analysis course of will include interviews conducted with patients and can culminate in two semi-staged performances. New Perspectives on Disability and Medicine is a collaborative project involving artist Mat Fraser, the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, the Hunterian Museum, the Science Museum, the Royal College of Physicians and SHAPE. The project aims to interact the public in addition to professionals within the area of biomedical science and museums in a reassessment of broadly held assumptions surrounding disability. This shall be achieved through the creation of a new artistic work – a live performance utilizing museum objects and object histories and mixing drama, comedy, dance and cabaret – formed by a collaboration that brings together expertise within the history of drugs, disability, museums and public engagement.
Artist Andrew Dawson, neuroscientist Jonathan Cole and Chekhov’s biographer, Donald Rayfield in consultation with medical historian Marius Turda will discover Chekhov’s extraordinary journey throughout Siberia to the penal colony on Sakhalin Island in 1890. At nice personal danger he toured settlements, interviewed hundreds of individuals and categorised illness and conditions in one of many largest studies of its time, publishing the results in a guide, ‘Sakhalin Island’. The guide combines literary statement with medical information in an attempt to humanise conditions there.
Traffic accidents, new born babies, unidentified lodged objects, obnoxious drunks, hypochondriacs, an old lady who has just misplaced her husband of 47 years, drug overdoses after which home for a cup of tea. Using a mixture of interaction, multi-media video, unique composition, sound and scenography, curious directive explore fashionable scientific ideas through devised theatre. For this project they are going to be working with Professor Roger Kneebone, GP Dr Alec Broom and members of the ambulance service to advise on the piece. Small Wonders is a 3D brief art movie project exploring the beauty and hazard of micro- organisms and protozoons living on surface-water. Drawing from over forty years of research by UCL microbiologist Terence M. Preston, the artist intends to combine 16mm microscopic film with fragments of recorded conversations between the artist and microbiologist.
The project will culminate in a theatrical workshop and exhibition to explore Chekhov’s relevance right now and how his expertise on this penal colony influenced his subsequent, extra well-known, literary output. Working with psychiatrists specialising within the remedy of seasonal affective dysfunction, arts producer Trigger will install a sculptural prototype set up created from white mild sources inside Kibble Palace, a glasshouse in Glasgow’s botanic gardens, in January 2012. Local arts organisations and venues will co-curate with Trigger a programme of efficiency inside the house to draw audiences to experience the set up.
David Woods and Jon Haynes, Artistic Directors, will consult and work together with two molecular psychopharmacologists and psychiatrists, and a medical psychologist and household therapist to analyze the consequences of medicine on dialogue in a therapeutic setting. In particular, the project focuses on the therapy of schizophrenia and anxiety disorders, to be able to write a script that’s anchored within the actuality of up to date medical apply. Overpowered is an experiential theatrical presentation from Christopher Green using the methods of stage hypnosis, scientific hypnotherapy, unique music and showbiz, to discover the impact of the facility of suggestion. Through collaboration with researchers, Professor David Oakley at UCL and Professor Christopher French at Goldsmiths, the show will discover the psychology of what occurs throughout hypnosis and ask elementary questions about how we expertise our personal consciousness. Step into an ambulance and rush through town streets to witness the full spectrum of the human expertise.
They will ask ten chosen authors to discover the moral penalties that will accompany these potential developments. Each story will be inspired by the work of a particular research scientist who will be carefully concerned in the process, and write short ‘afterwords’ in the e-book. Publication of the anthology might be accompanied by a brief tour of public readings and discussions.