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The Harmonic Oscillator

An international partnership (UK/Australia) over 3 years, this project places a contemporary artist within a functioning hospital ward. Relocating the traditional working space of the studio into the living space of the health care setting. Amongst the fear of intensive care, the deafening sonic bombardment of the MRI scanner and the daily drudgery of dialysis.

This project investigates the negative effects that noise is having in our hospitals, whilst engaging with the lived experience of patients, families and staff to generate outcomes that enable a better understanding of the human experience of illness and recovery.

This project, in partnership with Clive Parkinson (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Vicky Charnock (Alder Hey Children’s Hospital) is resulting in original research, a series of exhibitions, a radio documentary, 4 compositions, a book & an interactive app for delivery in hospitals internationally.

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