Robert Burton has simply revealed his huge survey of Melancholy, its symptoms, causes and cures and he is taking his present on the road. Stan’s Café will audaciously think about what Burton’s own theatrical adaption of the e-book could be like.
Research and Development of Head Hand Head (Part II), a brand new performance, utilizing the self as topic, primarily based on personal experience of residing with obsessive compulsive disorder and receiving cognitive behavioural remedy as treatment. It centres on a script – written by the artist for an unmade film – regarding a retiring cetologist’s lifetime struggle to understand the phenomenon of whale strandings. Pages of the script, projected consecutively once a minute, present a time construction for the arrangement of an archive of visible and aural materials relating to the study of whales. Working with whale experts to develop the script, Rinland explores whale pathology, ecology and human imagination. The exhibition will culminate with a public speak between the artist and a leading whale pathology technician.
The ultimate exhibition at Fierce Festival 2013 might be a documentation of this process accompanied by dialogue occasions through the pageant. Helix is a collaboration between artist David Blandy and science author Adam Rutherford, commissioned by Lighthouse, to create a multi-linear interactive art work, which uses the story of the discovery of DNA as a central motif.
The paintings will take the type of a digital graphic novel that exemplifies the interconnectedness of ideas and folks. It will look at the parallels between the historic story of how DNA was discovered, the development of cells in evolution, and the evolution of concepts. It will launch at Cheltenham Science Festival 2013, accompanied by a programme of talks and broadcasts, and can later be proven as an exhibition at Lighthouse in Brighton. ‘Dead Mother’ will discover the long-term results of the trauma of maternal loss during adolescence.
Sisters Anne Brodie, a visible artist and Dr Catriona Brodie, a GP will interview and film girls of different ages and backgrounds who share their experience of rising up and dwelling with the dying of their mother. Using movie, pictures and text, the project will try and discover the nature and form of the absence, the efforts and effects involved in accommodating the loss. Of specific interest are the factors within the girls’s lives after they grew to become a mother themselves, and once they attain the age at which their mom died.
Scientific support shall be contributed by neuroscientist Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, specialist in autobiographical memory, Professor Martin Conway, and author and psychiatrist Professor Michael Parsons. Sleep paralysis describes the experience of waking to a state of consciousness but full paralysis of the body, usually accompanied by terrifying hallucinations. The sensation of this may be horrifying enough but is usually accompanied by terrifying hypnogogic hallucinations. Some of these experiences have been suggested as a proof for paranormal phenomena ranging from alien abduction accounts to astral projection. Filmmaker, Carla MacKinnon will work in collaboration with neuropsychologist Dr Paul Broks, Professor Christopher French and arts and technology collective seeper to make a short experimental documentary exploring the historical past of this state of consciousness and the science behind it.
Brian Lobel with collaborate with paediatric oncologist Dr Dave Hobin at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, psychologist Dr Sue Gessler of UCL, the Teenage Cancer Trust and different artists on a project that explores the psychosocial and medical realities of most cancers. Lobel will work with youngsters present process or having undergone cancer therapy to discover their situation and experiences by way of a sequence of ‘actions’ produced over a four month workshop course of.
Cinderella (RockaFela) is a feature movie concerning the science of improvisation and the impulse to dance. ‘Cinders’ has lost her will to dance and embarks on a journey with neuroscientists to search out it once more. From her earliest instincts to the body’s relinquishing of flexibility and the triggers that made her love, and lose dance, they wish to perceive her dance life and what made dancing ‘tick’. The movie will discover expression, rhythm and collaboration in the context of dance and neuroscience. The filmmaker Alex Reuben will work with experimental psychologist Nicky Clayton and neuroscientist, Chris Frith to develop and produce the film which shall be submitted to movie festivals and released through Picturehouse cinemas.
Taking place at Arnolfini, Bristol, 5Hz is an occasion series, interactive set up, efficiency work and exhibition from artist Emma Smith. Through a collection of reside ‘laboratories’, members of the general public will help the artist to invent a brand new language (5Hz) as a device for social bonding, based mostly on neurological responses to the rhythmic properties of voice. Over the course of a 12 months, the project will discover prospects for wellbeing and human connection through voice in a uniquely interactive and porous setting developed in shut collaboration with a neuroscientist, psycholinguist and musicologist. Altered States is a visually arresting new film project, encompassing elements of video essay, experimental documentary, digital art, bespoke reside efficiency and new scientific study geared toward exploring the function that music performs in us as a species. It covers its function within the evolution of the human species, its manifestations in fashionable society as a powerful cultural identifier as well as its extremely efficient therapeutic qualities for each individuals and the masses.
Stan’s Cafe shall be working with Dr Erin Sullivan, the Royal Shakespeare Company and different specialists in medical historical past, neuroscience, psychotherapy, psychology and general medical follow to explore the historic serious about depression and the up to date relevance of the text. The work has been commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre and can tour to theatres across the UK.