Hardy Animal (a lecture performance)' is an intimate and raw account of living with idiopathic chronic pain. The full stage version has toured in both arts and medical contexts (The Place, Forest Fringe, BAC, Association for Medical Humanities Annual Conference 2015, Aerowaves 2016...) and is presented here for the first time as a smaller scale work to suit the conference context. An accompanying limited edition fine-print bookwork was created as part of this project and will be available at the Conference or directly from Laura's website: lauradannequin.co.uk
Mariana Gomes Gonçalves
A video work that explores the tangibility of time.
A diagonal reading of Ivan Repila's The Boy Who Stole Attila's Horse.
TACTILE GLASS PAINTING
Three dimensional paint gestures that appear to float between interior and exterior spaces.
PAIN UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
Deborah Padfield and Helen Omand
Pain under the microscope is an artists film which takes the metaphor of a series of linked microscopes as its blue-print. It uses footage from interviews with a range of experts (patients, clinicians and researchers) to explore pain through different lenses. Images created through putting the materials of patients' visual metaphors under the microscope will thread their way throughout the film alongside actual neuronal images. The film asks what is this thing called pain? It provides no answers but weaves together material viewers can use to assemble their own understanding.
We are grateful to all the interviewees:
Professor Joanna Bourke
Professor Maria Fitzgerald
Prof Elena Semino
Dr Amanda C deC Williams
Prof Joanna Zakrzewska
KARUNA (करुणा in devanāgari)
Karuṇā has undertones of pity and sorrow and (in both Sanskrit and Pali) is generally translated as compassion. It is part of the spiritual path of both Buddhism and Jainism. Compassion to all, to ourselves and to others. In pain and suffering.
SHOWREEL works from Slade School of Fine Art Staff & Students
Allison Lam Yarli