UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS (2020) is a project bringing together patient ambassadors for Blood Cancer UK and stem cell researchers working at the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre. Through a series of stop-motion animation workshops held via Zoom, participants developed hand-cut animation sequences exploring their experiences of ‘the unknown’ in relation to living with blood cancer, the challenges of research and the global uncertainties of Covid-19. Animation materials included paper, velvet and issues of National Geographic published in 1960, the year Blood Cancer UK officially became a charity.
Commissioned by the Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute as part of its Public Engagement programme, project outcomes include an animated film featuring participants’ stop-motion sequences (Futuramic Unknown, 2020) and an installation for the Jeffery Cheah Biomedical Center at Cambridge Biomedical Campus (The Night the Mountains Moved, 2020).
Kettle's Yard Open House
Mapping Memories is a collaborative cross-generational project commissioned by Kettle's Yard for Open House 2016. The project brought together Year 5 pupils of The Grove Primary School with residents of the Alex Wood House care home in an exploration of the sensory dynamics of memory and how significant memories might be represented, or ‘captured’, in an artwork.
The outcome of the project was an installation of 3D ‘memory’ globes representing significant moments in the care home residents' lives. The globes were displayed in the public garden of Arbury Court Library.