The project has commissioned artists to work with members of the community and third sector organisation in order to produce creative work using health and wellbeing data.
Caroline Beavon is a freelance infographics and data designer/artist based in Brighton. She creates bold, bright vector images, animations and interactive tools which help organisations communicate complex ideas. With an MA in Online Journalism and 10 years as a broadcast journalist under her belt, as well as 10 years as a freelance designer, Caroline is as happy wrangling information/data into a narrative as she is working on the final visuals. She’s worked with Oxfam, Microsoft, The Department of Transport, Medecins Sans Frontiers and Nesta, and her work has appears in the Sunday Mirror, The Lancet and The Guardian datablog. Caroline is also developing an analogue art practice in collage, acrylics and watercolour. She offers in-house and public training in infographics and data design. @carolinebeavon
In collaboration with Aristea Fotopoulou and the ART/DATA/HEALTH project, Caroline designed the scrollable data story 104 Days Later: a lockdown data story. An online, multimedia scrollable story bringing the numbers about COVID-19 into life with first person testimonies.
Find out more about 104 Days Later: a lockdown data story HERE.
She has staged art and performance work shows nationally and internationally, most recently at Lumens London, Nimes, Brighton Digital Festival, FACT Liverpool, the touring exhibition Technology is Not Neutral and the Flux Lab Geneva in collaboration with the Affective Sciences department at Biotech Geneva.
Vega’s art is grounded in original research into touch and multi-sensory communication through her PHD at the University of Sussex. Embracing the sense that questions of mental, social and environmental ecology do not simply inform each other, but depend on each other, she works with social neuroscience to explore creative imagination andÂ shared experience.
She is passionate about creative culture and ecology centred projects and works with networks focused on creative activism and protecting indigenous wisdom for the Vanuatu based NGO Further Arts and TransArts Alliance.
She is a trained Warm Data Lab facilitator working with open conversations on complexity to activate ecological thinking and wellbeing in communities. @kategenevieve
Kate facilitated art workshops for the ART/DATA/HEALTH project, bringing workshop participants in touch with a range of creative materials in order to explore statistical data around social isolation and loneliness, prior to the pandemic lockdown in March 2020.
Find out more about the creative workshop process HERE.
Based in Brighton and an Associate Artist of Brighton Dome and Festival, Hydrocracker is known for making immersive theatre with a political edge and for involving the audience in its narrative.
The ART/DATA/HEALTH project commissioned Hydrocracker to collect video recordings with a diverse set of residents from Brighton & Hove, especially from East Brighton. Hydrocracker artists used their creative concept of BEFORE THE FLAME GOES OUT and their facilitation skills to enable participants to share their thoughts as to what they think must be remembered from the COVID-19 pandemic, before a gradual and collective amnesia takes over as we return to a ‘new normal’. The video recordings will be combined with informational animation by data designer Caroline Beavon, for the ART/DATA/HEALTH commissioned research film 104 Days Later: Tales from the Lockdown.
Find out more about the research film 104 Days Later: Tales from the Lockdown HERE.