Visual Culture

What It Feels Like

I want to present how narratives may be used to explore the contentious space of interaction and understanding between medicine, society and the individual. Personal, visual-based narratives can become an educational aid for the general… Read More »What It Feels Like

(Extra)Ordinary

This panel brings four perspectives on invisibility, explored through creative practice using documentary film-making; the psychological; the creative practitioner, the patient, and the humanist academic. We will cover 1. the process of witnessing the invisible… Read More »(Extra)Ordinary

“The artist is not a megaphone for your research findings”: collaborations between artists and academics in the medical humanities

Drawing on research conducted for the Working Knowledge Project Short “Collaborations between artists and academics” (January 2021; https://hearingthevoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Johnstone_Collaborations_Academics_Artists.pdf), this paper considers a frequently opaque or invisible aspect of scholarly practice in the medical humanities, a… Read More »“The artist is not a megaphone for your research findings”: collaborations between artists and academics in the medical humanities

On Hand Washing

On Hand Washing The video essay On Hand Washing addresses issues around disinfection and aseptic actions in the operating theatres of surgery. Scrubbing and the creation of a sterile field of operation are ritualised processes.… Read More »On Hand Washing