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Online via Zoom, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Artists Susan Aldworth and Andrew Carnie, curator Lucy Jenkins and neuroscientist Dr Fiona LeBeau look back on the acclaimed Illuminating the Self exhibition a year on. Shown at Vane and Newcastle University's Hatton Gallery, the exhibition was the culmination of over two years research into the Newcastle University-led CANDO project. It explored topics such as life with epilepsy, as well as the science and engineering behind a new light-based treatment being developed by researchers.

This special online event will see the artists look back on their work along with some of the many people who helped put the exhibition together.  It will include a screening of a new documentary by North East filmmaker Alan Fentiman about the making of the exhibition. 

The exhibition ran at Vane from 16 January 2020 until 29 February 2020. The companion exhibition at Hatton Gallery opened to the public on 18 January and was due to run until 9 May before it was forced to close early in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This is an online event that will take place on Zoom. The documentary will be shown on YouTube to ensure video quality. A link to the documentary will be provided in advance and also at the meeting. Once registered for the event, joining details will be sent out on the day of the event. 

Please note that the event will be recorded and may be made publicly available afterwards.

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Venue

Online via Zoom

Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne

The Illuminating the Self exhibition was held at Vane (www.vane.org.uk) and Newcastle University's Hatton Gallery (www.hattongallery.org.uk). Both galleries are located in Newcastle upon Tyne. The exhibition was created by Susan Aldworth and Andrew Carnie, and curated by Lucy Jenkins. It was commissioned by the Newcastle University-led CANDO project and funded by Wellcome. 

Header image is from a still from Blue Matter by Andrew Carnie, 2019, 28 min four channel HD video. 

Video 1: Illuminating the Self by Alan Fentiman, 7 min 30 seconds HD video, 2020.

Image 1: Andrew Carnie: Left: Blue Matter, 2019, 28 min four channel HD video, on black voile screen, size variable. Right: Sounding like Blue 2019, meteorological balloon, fan, LED strip with a sensor, size variable. Photograph by Colin Davison at Hatton Gallery.

Image 2: Out of the Blue, installation, Susan Aldworth, 2020. Photograph by Colin Davison at Hatton Gallery.

Image 3: Andrew Carnie: In Praise of the Scope 2019, Laser cut tube, tripod stand, UV paint, black light emitter, and sensor, size variable. 

Image 4: Out of the Blue, installation showing close-up of embroidery, Susan Aldworth, 2020. Photograph by Colin Davison at Hatton Gallery.

Image 5: Andrew Carnie: Left: Sounding like Blue 2019, meteorological balloon, fan, LED strip with a sensor, size variable. Right: Abandon: the Cut 2019, Laser cut tube, LED strips light with sensor, size variable. Photograph by Colin Davison at Hatton Gallery.

Image 6: Out of the Blue, installation of 18 cyanotypes, Susan Aldworth, 1.77 x 2.82 metres, 2020. Photograph by Colin Davison at Vane.

Image 7: Andrew Carnie: Rear: Crack of Light, 2019, LED strips light player and microphone with 12 min repeating HD video, size variable. Right: In Praise of the Scope 2019, Laser cut tube, tripod stand, UV paint, black light emitter, and sensor, size variable. Photograph by Colin Davison at Vane. 

Image 8: The Portrait Anatomised, Max (left) and Fiona (right), monotypes, Susan Aldworth, 2.5 x 2 metres each, 2013. Photograph by Colin Davison at Vane.

Permission must be sought to use images. 

As the event is online, attendees will require a computer or smart phone in order to be able to access the event. 

The automatic subtitle function provided by Zoom will be made available. 

Will I be able to ask questions during the discussion?

Attendees will be able to post comments and questions to the panel through Zoom's chat function.  Opportunities to comment directly may be available.

Will the event be made publicly available afterwards?

The event will be recorded and may be released after the event.  

Organiser

Newcastle University - CANDO project

This event has been organised by the Newcastle University-led Controlling Abnormal Network Dynamics using Optogenetics (CANDO) research project. The project is a world-class, multi-site, cross-disciplinary project to develop a cortical implant for optogenetic neural control in focal epilepsy.