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The Identity Project
The Identity Project featured plays, exhibitions, films and
live events, all looking at
different human identity from different
perspectives. Mini-seasons of Identity Project events
took place in Newcastle,
Hay-on-Wye and Oxford and individual projects toured the UK from
February to August 2010.
Take a look at our map to see all of the Identity Project
events across the UK.
All of the following projects have been funded through the
Wellcome Trust's Engaging
Science grants programme.
A series of events and discussion including 'Genetic testing dialogue day for Key Stage 3 students', 'Identity Masquerade' (18+) and 'Dementia Matters' at Life Science Centre, Newcastle. 21-28 June 2010
A special identity strand at HowTheLightGetsIn philosophy festival, including 'Portraits, Patients and Psychiatrists', 'Chameleon', 'Animated Minds', 'Martino Unstrung' and a series of discussion events featuring Robert Winston, Aubrey De Grey and Mary Warnock. 28 May-6 June 2010
A series of events including 'Interior Traces', 'The Lion's Face', 'Nature's Great Experiment', 'Ex-Memoria' and a series of discussion events on gender, memory, personality, genetics and cultural identity at Science Oxford. 13 May-5 August 2010
A new cut of the Wellcome Trust-funded Sci:dentity film, with additional footage and Q&A sessions with participants in the original project.
A major collaborative photography exhibition showing the new, commissioned work of ten international photographers who each explored a different aspect of identity.
A radio drama and a series of live multimedia events looking at how our images and imaginings of the brain have radically changed medicine, law and our sense of self.
A play that crosses time and territory to find answers to questions of identity and matters of life and death.
Artist Jordan Baseman explores the nature of twins and twin research in three short films featuring interviews with identical twins, their mothers and the people who study them.
A unique exhibition investigating developments in the fast-moving field of human genomics, and the ethical issues that they raise.
An exhibition of 16 life-sized, etched portraits of psychiatric patients and psychiatrists.
A new play that aims to explore the issues raised by the use of electronic patient records in medical research. The play is a free resource for schools.
This film explores the nature of memory, self, creativity and the mysterious brain mechanisms underlying the construction of personal identity.
This video and audio installation, with accompanying drawings and photographs by artist Shona Illingworth, is a complex investigation of memory, and its importance in forging a sense of individual and collective identity.
An experiment in emotional contagion. How is it that an individual's smile can lift the atmosphere of a room, or that we find ourselves 'catching' another's mood from a display of anger, fear or disgust?
In collaboration with the award-winning theatre company the Clod Ensemble, legendary New York performance artist Peggy Shaw takes the audience on a journey across the landscape of her own body.
A digital exploration of the biological pathologies of people who are physically different, using motion capture and 3D animation to create a kinetic connection with the human form.
A new opera exploring dementia. The Opera Group, in partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, will use opera and poetry to describe the experiences of the patient, the carer and the research scientist.
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