Under the microscope
|Editor||Saavedra Macías, Francisco Javier
Español Nogueiro, Alicia
Arias Sánchez, Samuel
Calderón García, Marina
|Abstract||Under the Microscope is an arts research project conceived and led by artist Sofie Layton in partnership with GOSH Arts and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation ...
Under the Microscope is an arts research project conceived and led by artist Sofie Layton in partnership with GOSH Arts and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and University College London. Over 12 months Sofie explored how children and families interpret medical information and understand disease.Working with clinicians, researchers, patients and their families to understand the issues she developed artwork in response to these conversations, and created imagery and representations of disease, as well as the experience of treatment. The project culminated in a series of installations exhibited at the hospital and the Institute of Child Health. Artworks included 3D medical heart prints, interpretive heart sculptures, soundscapes, embroidered and embossed hearts made by Sofie and participants, and a sensory installation, which explored the visual landscape and intricacies of the immune system, and the experiential reality of a young patient undergoing gene therapy. Audiences were invited to "scrub up" and enter an interactive isolation tent with an accompanying soundtrack. Patients and hospital staff were invited to attend the exhibition and discuss the issues raised. The exhibits where also open to the public on bookable tours guided by young people from our Young Persons Advisory Group. Feedback was gathered from all participants and the public were also given the opportunity to comment. There was a highly positive response from both patients and clinicians, and the general public.
|Citation||Hall, S., Layton, S., Biglino, G. y Ledgard, A. (2017). Under the microscope. En Creative practices for improving health and social inclusion. 5th International Health Humanities Conference, Sevilla 2016 (161-171), Sevilla: Universidad de Sevilla, Vicerrectorado de Investigación.|