White Out

Event details

Event date: 
10 June 2019
11 June 2019
12 June 2019
13 June 2019
14 June 2019
09:00 - 16:30
Event duration: 
7.5 Hours
Type of event: 
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Venue name: 
SGDP Centre
Memory Lane


Ticket availability: 
Unlimited places - just turn up

About the event

What happens when your brain and mind cannot connect? You want to move but you’re frozen. The signal is not getting through.

White Out is a new story project about one man’s journey through treatment for advanced Parkinson’s Disease with Deep Brain Stimulation. Exploring human frailty and hi-tech precision, the work draws on shared language around mapping and navigation, brain waves and the sea, to create a portrayal of a man trying to establish what is happening to him and keep track of the line between himself and his symptoms.

Jack is a fisherman from the West coast of Ireland who came to England and worked in construction until the shakes got too bad to hold a hammer. Now he feeds the birds in all weathers and is trying to decipher what is happening with the brain waves in the deep.

The project mixes clinical, research, and personal perspectives using a range of drawn, photographic and digital techniques to try to capture something of the complex experience of neurological illness.

It is a collaboration between artist Martha Orbach, Dr Simon Little, clinicians, scientists, and patients at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and people with Parkinson’s disease. It’s been supported by Parkinson’s UK and funded by team of helpers, and Arts Council England.

More details here: www.marthaorbach.co.uk


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