Affect Formations: Musical performance with live animations shaped by emotional online survey

The Affect Formations project with the Music Department of Durham University explores the relationship between our emotional response to drawings and musical features through several public performances in the North East. Artist Adinda van ’t Klooster is inviting people to complete an online survey and in doing so contribute to an innovative artwork merging music, Read the full article…

Drawing Out Obstetric Fistula: art and medicine research

I am now in Tanzania based at CCBRT in Dar es Salaam. We are exploring the potential of   art and narrative, both verbal and visual, to raise awareness of the huge problem in Africa of obstetric fistula. My blogsite for more information is: http://drawingof.wordpress.com/artists-blog/ I hope that this work will be of interest and any Read the full article…

Review of Visualising Illness at Birkbeck, November 14th -15th 2014, by Jac Saorsa

What is distinctive about the visual image as a means of communicating the experience of illness? As an artist working within the field of Medical Humanities this is a question that is very close to my creative heart so naturally I was very pleased to be invited to present at the Visualising Illness event, which Read the full article…

Announcing launch of The Moccasin Bend Project: a place-based autoethnography of psychosis

Timothy Kelly writes: In 1997 I was an involuntary patient in Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute, a state psychiatric hospital in Chattanooga Tennessee. My mother had been a patient in the same hospital in the 1960’s. The Moccasin Bend project explores my experience in and of the hospital in the context of family and broader Read the full article…

32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts (Conference, PsyArt Foundation and the University of Malta, June 24-28 2015)

We are pleased to announce that the 32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at the University of Malta, Valletta, Malta, June 24-28, 2015. The conference is sponsored by the PsyArt Foundation and the University of Malta. Our hosts are Dr Louis Laganà of the Art Department and Professor Carmel Cefai Read the full article…

Emergent authorities and the experience of power (Symposium, University of Brighton, 31 October 2014)

What is the relation between processes of (historical, political, technological) emergence and the material/spiritual investments that attach bodies to power? (How) is authority generated when the world is experienced as perpetual process and creative force? (Why) are we bound to a fate in which spectacular violence subsumes the space of collaborative reason, affective attachment and Read the full article…

Painting Portraits: A Review

William Viney writes: There’s an old West Country joke of which I’ve grown fond: a Booker Prize winning novelist and a professor of clinical neurophysiology walk into a museum. There, they speak about faces, trauma, compassion, art, writing, experiment, and the First World War and, at the end, they agree they’re onto a good thing.As Read the full article…

I am not the cancer: Art Installation & Launch of Impact Report (London, 24 June 2014)

We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural showing of the I am not the cancer art installation, an experiential event which gives a unique insight in to the lives of women living with advanced breast cancer. By attending the event you will hear first-hand the unheard stories of three UK patient case studies talking openly about the stark Read the full article…

Cabinet of Curiosities: How Disability Was Kept in a Box (Performance, Leeds, 5th June 2014)

Critically acclaimed actor and performance artist Mat Fraser, will explore the part that medical advances and the development of the medical profession have historically played in shaping our present day perceptions of disability.   The Museum will be open from 5pm, with a drinks reception for the event at 6.15pm, followed at 7pm by a Read the full article…