Eidolon – documentation

Documentation of the Eidolon performances that happened between June – Oct 2016, is now online to view!

This is edited down from hours of footage (18 hours of footage across 9 camera feeds, for each performance in Larbert…) but hopefully will give you a flavour of the event if you didn’t see it in person, and some memories (good, bad or just a bit weird) if you did manage to make it along.

Eidolon was performed at the International Congress of Biomedical Ethics in June 2016 (IAB2016) and – as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) – within the Clinical Skills and Assessment Centre at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh in August 2016. There were two further performances at the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, on Sunday 9th October 2016 and, later that month, an extract of the Eidolon performance was presented for a group of student Advanced Nurse Practitioners, as part of their ‘Professional Clinical Work Based Learning module’ at the Clinical Skills Centre, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh.

There are four videos available, which document the ManiChat, ManiDance, Scenario and ManiHistory vignettes. I have only include footage taken from the CCTV/SMOTS system, so the rest of the performance remains more mysterious, and only for those who attended…

Eidolon – ManiChat

Eidolon – ManiDance

Eidolon – Scenario

Eidolon – ManiHistory

Eidolon by Beverley Hood, 2016. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

With thanks to the performers Freya Jeffs, Pauline Goldsmith, Stanley Pattison, Magnus Sinding, dramaturg Jeremy Weller, sound designer George Mikrogionnakis, Dr Michael Moneypenny, The Scottish Centre for Simulation & Clinical Human Factors (Forth Valley Royal Hospital), Nathan Oliver, Clinical Skills & Assessment Centre (Western General Hospital Edinburgh), Caroline Nicholson, Clinical Skills Centre (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh) & Babs McCool.

Eidolon is supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, Creative Scotland and Edinburgh College of Art/University of Edinburgh.