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Art in Global Health
Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Kilifi and Nairobi, KENYA
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme
Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, SOUTH AFRICA
Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies
Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme
Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit
'Art in Global Health' has set up six artist
residencies in six Wellcome Trust-funded research centres as a
way of teasing out some of the more personal, philosophical,
cultural and political dimensions of health research.
'Global health' is a phrase we hear more and more frequently. As it attracts more attention it attracts more investment and more research. But what does it mean?
A film made to accompany the artists' work and support the project, providing a whistle stop tour of each artist, their early thoughts about their residency and a rare opportunity to see health research from a more connected, global perspective.
B-Floor Theatre is Thailand's vanguard physical theatre company. While in residence at the Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme in Bangkok, B-Floor will be exploring research into malaria and lesser-known tropical diseases.
Lena Bui collects stories, true or mythical, and weaves them into narratives. While in residence at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Ho Chi Minh City, Lena will be exploring zoonosis research and the relationship between animals and people.
Elson Kambalu is part of a new generation of contemporary African Artists drawn to conceptual and participatory work. While in residence at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme in Blantyre, Elson will be exploring the gaps between traditional and modern medicine that influence health research.
Miriam Syowia Kyambi is an installation artist and James Muriuki works with photo-based and new digital media. While in residence at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi and Nairobi, Miriam and James will collaborate on investigating how health researchers and the involved community depend on and perceive one another.
Zwelethu Mthethwa is a photographer. While in residence at the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in Mtubatuba, Zwelethu will be exploring the role that communities play in contributing to health research.
Katie Paterson often works with scientists to explore time and the evolution of nature. While in residence at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, she will be exploring genomics research.
Art in Global Health residencies are taking place in six Wellcome Trust-funded research centres.
'Art in Global Health' is a Wellcome
Collection project curated by Danielle Olsen.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7611 2222
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