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Lindsay Seers Care(less) VR talk and exhibition

Ikon Gallery 1 Oozells Square Brindley Place B1 2HS
Social Sciences
Saturday 15th (00:00) - Sunday 23rd February 2020 (00:00)
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Lindsay Seers, Care(less) (2019) Courtesy the artist, Photography by Tom Thistlethwaite
The Care(less) exhibition. Photography by Tom Thistlethwaite

Care(less) (2019) is an immersive 360 degree film using VR technology by British artist Lindsay Seers.

This OPCARE artist commission responds to new research by the University of Birmingham, University of Brighton and University of Lincoln, supported by the Wellcome Trust Enrichment Fund, into the experiences of older people receiving care they pay for themselves. The installation is part of an ongoing exploration around the ethics of care in partnership with Fabrica gallery, Brighton and Frequency Festival.

Please note that this free experience lasts for 20 minutes and has limited capacity. Closed Monday 17 February. This event is drop in, there is no need to book.

Artists Talk

This talk will take place on 15th February 2020 from 6pm - 7pm

Artist Lindsay Seers and George Vasey, Curator at Wellcome Collection, discuss Seers’ installation Care(less). The work uses the hallucinatory quality of VR technology to convey an embodied experience of what it is to be in an ageing body.

In dissecting the infrastructures that are failing those needing to be cared for, the work is informed by case studies of individuals in the care system conducted in relation to academic and community research funded by the Wellcome Trust. The evolution of this innovative work and its intentions are discussed by Seers and Vasey, who recently co-curated Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies at The Wellcome Collection (30 May 2019 – 26 January 2020) an exhibition exploring the representation of ageing and illness.  

Dr. Denise Tanner, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, will introduce the event. Denise is Research Lead for Solihull site of the Older People: Care and Self-funding Experiences (OPCARE) project.

There will be a £3 admission fee for the talk. Please register online if you wish to attend.

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