COMMISIONED ARTISTS

The project has commissioned artists and creatives to work with members of the community and third sector organisation in order to produce creative work using health and wellbeing data.​

Anna Dumitriu

Anna Dumitriu is a British artist who works with BioArt, sculpture, installation, and digital media to explore our relationship to infectious diseases, synthetic biology, healthcare and robotics. She has an extensive international exhibition profile including ZKM, Ars Electronica Festival, BOZAR, The 6th Guangzhou Triennial, The Picasso Museum, Philadelphia Science Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, LABoral, Art Laboratory Berlin, The History of Science Museum Oxford, Furtherfield London and HeK Basel. She was the 2018 President of the Science and the Arts Section of the British Science Association. Her work is held in public collections including the Science Museum London and Eden Project. She is Artist in Residence on the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at The University of Oxford and with the National Collection of Type Cultures at Public Health England.
 
Commissioned by the ART/DATA/HEALTH project and in collaboration with the Brighton-based domestic violence charity RISE, Anna Dumitriu has created “Shielding”, a sculptural installation, exploring the impact of the COVID-19 quarantine on women facing domestic abuse, and the paradoxical meaning of home as shelter.
 
Find out more about Shielding HERE. 

Caroline Beavon

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 the Data stories 104 Days Later HERE.

Kate Genevieve

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 and 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.

Hydrocracker

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.
Since 2007, Hydrocracker have created six major works commissioned and partnered by Brighton Festival, Ideas Test, HOME, Manchester, The Barbican, Shoreditch Town Hall, University of Brighton and Theatre503.

  • Operation Black Antler 2016,  2017 & 2019
  • Wild Justice 2014
  • The Consultant 2011, and premiering in German translation in late 2019 at the Theater Matte, Bern, Switzerland
  • The Erpingham Camp 2009
  • Shakespeare à la Carte 2008
    and touring 2009, 2010,2011 & 2013
  • New World Order 2007 & 2011 

 

The ART/DATA/HEALTH project commissioned Hydrocracker to collect video recordings from a diverse set of residents from Brighton & Hove, which will be used for the production of a research film.