Beverley Hood’s new live performance Eidolon, explores the relationship between the body and technology, and the effect this has on our perception of what it means to be human and alive.
Eidolon is an intimate, site-specific, immersive live performance, which is comprised of a series of interwoven vignettes, and is presented within medical simulation centres that mimic clinical hospital locations, such as operating theatres and hospital wards. The performance brings the general public into a unique space within the NHS, opening up a window into a world of high level technology, and into an area that is normally only accessible to medical professionals.
Eidolon echoes, yet at the same time disrupts, the everyday activities of the simulation centre and explores the emotive and psychological potential of these spaces, and the patient simulator manikins found within them. The manikins are technological bodies that have been embodied with human physical responses such as voice, pulse, breath and tears that are used for teaching and learning purposes. Eidolon unsettles the ethical boundaries and relationship between medical practitioner and patient, or patient manikin, and hints at the possibility of latent physical, psychological and emotional realms within human-like bodies.
Eidolon will be performed within the Scottish Centre for Simulation & Clinical Human Factors (SCSCHF) at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, and features Pauline Goldsmith, Freya Jeff, Stanley Pattison and Magnus Sinding, as well as staff from the SCSCHF. Please be aware this is a live performance event involving some audience participation.
9th October 2016
Main Foyer, Forth Valley Royal Hospital (past Marks & Spencers Foodhall).
1.00pm & 3.00pm.
You are advised to arrive 10-15mins prior to performance start. Please note late comers may not be admitted.
Suitablity: audiences aged 14 years old and above
The Forth Valley Royal Hospital is located in Larbert, 9 miles south of Stirling and is easily accessible by road or public transport.
Train: 40mins journey from Edinburgh/30mins from Glasgow (trains every 30mins from both cities). From the station the hospital is a 15mins walk or a short taxi ride (Larbert Taxi’s - 01324 551161).
From Edinburgh - M8, M9 towards Stirling, then M876 towards Glasgow (not the M876 to Kincardine, which is junction before), A9 exit towards Larbert/Falkirk, then follow directions to hospital.
From Glasgow – M80, M876, A9 exit towards Larbert/Falkirk, then follow directions to hospital.
Scottish Centre for Simulation & Clinical Human Factors
Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Reserve tickets: Please note that the attendance numbers are limited for this event. If you have booked a ticket but can’t make it please let us know at the contact details below. In the event of the performance being Sold Out, we will be operating a waiting list, please email the address below if you wish to be added.
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Eidolon was developed at the Scottish Centre for Simulation & Clinical Human Factors (SCSCHF) at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, and is supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, Creative Scotland and The University of Edinburgh.