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).
SIERRA TANGO FOXTROT
03 August - 29 October
Landguard Point Felixstowe
A site-responsive sound installation set in the atmospheric tunnels of Landguard Fort, on Landguard Point in Felixstowe. Several adjoining rooms within the fort are temporarily transformed into an immersive environment where the past collides with the present as time expands, contracts, and circles in on itself.
With references spanning socio-political histories, familial military connections and the charged architecture of the fort itself, the installation features bespoke seating and a collage of meditative soundscapes using local field recordings and archival broadcasts.
Visitors are invited to sit, listen, and dwell within the ambient spaces.
Commissioned by Pier Projects, delivered in partnership with Landguard Fort and generously supported by Arts Council England, Felixstowe Town Council and East Suffolk Council