White Out – a new story project about a man and his brain
White Out is a new story project about a man and his brain. It tells the story of one man’s journey through treatment for advanced Parkinson’s Disease with Deep Brain Stimulation through a hand-drawn animation and series of prints.
The project explores human frailty and hi-tech precision, a subjective, emotive perspective in parallel with current scientific research, to create a delicate depiction of a man trying to keep track of the line between himself and his symptoms.
The images draw on shared language around mapping and navigation, brain waves and the sea, to create a story which mixes clinical, research, and personal perspectives using a range of drawn, photographic and digital techniques to capture something of the complex experience
of neurological illness.
The project is a collaboration between artist Martha Orbach, clinicians, scientists, and patients at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, people with Parkinson’s disease, and writers, animators, and organisations working with patients, including Dave Prosser (BAFTA Nominated), Joe Dunthorne (Submarine), Rosie Holtom (UN, Save the Children) funded by Arts Council England and supported by Parkinson’s UK.
Great to be part of (H)akt – met lots of interesting people and had many discussions about art’s relationship to social change. Gave a talk as part of the show about attempts to ‘hack’ malfuctioning brain systems and some of the things I’d observed at the hospital and the consequences and implications of being able …
A new story project about a man and his brain Come and see! Excerpts from the project will be part of (H)akt – Ugly Duck’s 2018 Creative Season, looking at interventions for malfunctioning systems and creativity and social change. Opening 19th July, and open 19th – 22th July 2018 Register for the opening night here …