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Participatory projects

Three resident artists have been chosen by Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). They will engage employees, researchers and patients through cultural projects looking at campus life, past, present and future. Find out how you can participate.

Making Visible: Project opportunity with resident artist Hannah Jane Walker

Text in neon lights: Making visible Artist Hannah Jane Walker
Text in neon lights: Making visible Artist Hannah Jane Walker

The people behind the science will be the focus of an exciting new art project ‘Making Visible,’ which hopes to reflect the innovative and important work taking place on a daily basis across the Biomedical Campus.

Over the coming months, Hannah Jane Walker, along with fellow artist, Anna Brownsted, will be enlisting the help of researchers from all the campus organisations to develop three large outdoor art installations to be installed in summer 2021.

The artworks will be based on conversational phrases, created using the thoughts and ideas of researchers working on site, about what their work means to them.

Participants will attend a series of four workshops over the next few months, either virtually or in person depending on Government guidelines. The workshops will involve:

Using creative writing to explore what your organisation does and why

  • Focusing on your individual contribution
  • Finding the connective tissue and human motivation linking the different organisations
  • Creating conversational text that explores hope, care and dedication.

If you are a researcher and would like to be involved, then Hannah and Anna would love to hear from you. Please complete this form with your details and they will be in touch.

Gaming: Lost Eons with artist David Blandy

In neon yellow text: Lost eons. On a background of purple and green clouds. Artist David Blandy
In neon yellow text: Lost eons. On a background of purple and green clouds. Artist David Blandy

A participatory project that transports us thousands of years into the future.

Imagine Cambridge Biomedical Campus many years from now. Through David Blandy’s project Lost Eons, you will explore a new kind of social space and imaginary world.

You’ll work with David to create a table-top roleplay game based on CBC’s geography and history, where you’ll meet others across the campus to draw, write, explore, create and play the game.

Collaboration is at the heart of the project. You can choose to take part in just one or all of Lost Eons aspects: drawing, writing, researching, and/or playing the game.Lost Eons will enable you to:

  • Create a future world based on CBC
  • Devise characters and creatures based on campus life: the macro life seen through a microscope in the lab and life in the outdoor green spaces on campus.
  • Seek inspiration from the history of on-site scientific discoveries that have changed the world.

Interested? Contact David to find out more and get involved: losteonscbc@gmail.com

Music: The Soundbank with composer Andrea Cockerton

Text: The soundbank one background of blue and red lights with an illustrated side profile of a head wearing headphones. Artist Andrea Cockerton
Text: The soundbank one background of blue and red lights with an illustrated side profile of a head wearing headphones. Artist Andrea Cockerton

A participatory project that lets the music play.

Hello music lovers and makers. If you love music…if it moves you, calms you, energises you, entertains you or simply distracts you then you’re in good company.

On this campus will be thousands of other people that feel the same – whether they work, are visiting or being cared for here. Music is a universal language and, right now, we need its positivity more than ever.

So, what would it be like to use that positivity to achieve something. To explain clearly to others what incredible things we are working on. To help us feel better when we’re sick. To reconnect people working from home with those working at CBC. To express what has happened during the pandemic while helping us get stronger for what comes next?

These are the aims of The Soundbank: 3 projects running across the next 10 months at CBC. Composer Andrea Cockerton is looking for people that want to dive in (whether a little or a lot) and make some brilliant music – both with Andrea, and with others.

We’ll capture it all, and make it easy to tune in if listening is more your thing.

Interested? Contact Andrea here to find out more and get involved: www.the-sound-bank.com/hello