Commissioned by the Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS is a project bringing together patient ambassadors for Blood Cancer UK and stem cell researchers working at the Stem Cell Institute. Through a series of online workshops across the summer of 2020, participants developed hand-cut animation sequences exploring their experience 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.
Project outcomes include a short animated film featuring the participants’ stop-motion sequences and an installation in the public atrium of the Jeffery Cheah Biomedical Center at Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
Animations by Tania Dineen-Parish, Bertie Göttgens, Elizabeth Anne Holmes,
Alison Kennedy, Jane Leahy, Jessica Murphy, Eugene Park, Mel Plumridge,
Nathalie Sakakini, Antonella Santoro, and Mariana Quiroga Londono.
Soundtrack by Will Heasman.
THE NIGHT THE MOUNTAINS MOVED
Hand-cut digital prints on billboard paper,
collaged onto the wall
2.6m x 9m
Jeffery Cheah Biomedical Centre, Cambridge