Yesterday Alban set up the eMotion interactive art exhibit at the Tate Modern alongside Harvey Wells (Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Barts and the London School of Medicine) and Nikki Yun (an Intensive Care and Trauma & Orthopaedics Nurse at St George's Hospital). You can see/experience it from 11-16 June 2019, 12-5pm daily as part of the Ideas in Motion exhibition. More information here - https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/ideas-motion-borders-bodies-and-universe
Our artwork is called eMotion: Emotional Transitions in Healthcare. Ill-health requires us to make transitions: to move emotionally, spiritually, socially, physically. We adjust from being 'healthy' to being 'ill', from ‘independence’ to ‘dependence’ and back again. The project highlights the joys and fear of impermanence, of the changes that occur every second, minute and hour of our lives. It embraces movement as normal, as part of the flow of life – something that should neither be resisted nor forced.
We’ve built a huge interactive floor map, in the style of a tube map, which has ‘end stations’ labelled with key points of ‘stasis’. Visitors to the Tate Modern can place their own ‘station stops’along each route and navigate the transitions that are the narrative of their own lives.