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White Out – a new story project about a man and his brain

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Horizon image Martha Orbach UCLH
Horizon Martha Orbach

White Out is a collaboration with clinicians, scientists and patients at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, with animators, writers and musicians, supported by Parkinson’s Uk, and funded by the Arts Council and a team of supporters!

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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.