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
https://vimeo.com/215191669

Eidolon – ManiDance
https://vimeo.com/213425143

Eidolon – Scenario
https://vimeo.com/215229153

Eidolon – ManiHistory
https://vimeo.com/214146546

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.

Eidolon @ Clinical Skills Centre, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

We were delighted to perform an extract of Eidolon for a group Advanced Nurse Practitioner students, from Napier University, as part of their ‘Professional Clinical Work Based Learning module’ on Oct 25th 2016. The performance was hosted by the Clinical Skills Centre, Chancellors Building, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and included the ManiChat, A to E and L’inconnue/Rescusi Anne vignettes. We followed the performance with a fascinating Q&A, which was one of the most interesting discussions we’ve had about the work, technology, the body and medicine.

Big thanks to everyone who attended and organised, particularly Caroline Nicholson and Barbara Findlay.

ManiChat

ManiChat

Pauline in the Control Room

Pauline in the Control Room

ManiChat

ManiChat

A to E

A to E

L'inconnue/Rescusi Anne

L’inconnue/Rescusi Anne

 

 

Eidolon @ Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Eidolon will be performed at the Scottish Centre for Simulation & Clinical Human Factors, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert on 9th Oct 2016, 1pm & 3pm. It’s free but ticketed: https://eidolon-performance.eventbrite.com and you get to wear scrubs!

To wet your appetite here are some images from the ‘walk around’ section of the last performance as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival in August.

 

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon by Beverley Hood @Edinburgh Art Festival. Photography by Lindsay Perth.

Eidolon Monograph

A luscious monograph was published in August, to accompany the presentation of the Eidolon live performance and video installation, at the Edinburgh Art Festival. With essays by Nicola White and Marina Warner, photography by Alicia Bruce, Emma Bowen and Lindsay Perth, and design by Marco Scerri, it features performers Freya Jeffs, Pauline Goldsmith, Robert Stanley Pattison and Magnus Sinding Hølvold.

The Eidolon monograph now available at Streetlevel Photoworks and the Fruitmarket Gallery bookshop.

Thanks everyone for all your fantastic contributions!

Eidolon Monograph

 

 

Eidolon @ IAB2016

Exciting news – Eidolon will be performed at the Clinical Skills Assessment Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh on Wed 15th June 2016, as part of the International Congress on Biomedical Ethics 2016.

The performance will only be available to conference delegates and places are limited so sign up early!

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Eidolon @Edinburgh Art Festival

Eidolon will be presented at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2016, as part of Edinburgh College of Art’s partner events programme. A dual screen video installation version of the work will be installed within Edinburgh College of Art from 12-21 August and a series of live performances, featuring Freya Jeffs, Pauline Goldsmith and Stanley Pattison, will be presented at the Clinical Skills and Assessment Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh on 20-21 August (times TBC).

Eidolon

Beverley Hood – Eidolon 2016. Photography ®Lindsay Perth

Look out for further info in coming weeks at http://edinburghartfestival.com/whats-on

Dramaturgy – Jeremy Weller

Last week we had a very productive few days working on the Eidolon project with writer/director Jeremy Weller. Jeremy came in to advise us as a dramaturg (i.e. he was telling us what works, doesn’t work and helping us to give then piece an overall shape and focus).

Simulation in progress

Simulation in progress

Simulation in progress

Simulation in progress

On Monday morning we did a run of the performance in progress for Jeremy and Babs McCool, Charitable Arts and Wellbeing Coordinator, at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital, who has seen a number of incarnations of the work so far. The afternoon was spent gathering their feedback, both through the de-brief session and subsequent discussion. Tuesday, we did script run through’s and mini-workshop tasks in an attempt to bring more emotional depth to the text and performance.

ManiChat1

ManiChat1

ManiChat2

ManiChat2

ManiPoem

ManiPoem

On wed, we went back through the text reviewing changes and applied similar workshop techniques to the dance sequence material, again mining for deeper emotions. Really productive days, with much interesting discussion that helped refocused the performance group, and also threw in some interesting cheeky developments, including the use of interchangeable genitals and fright wigs!

ManiDance

ManiDance

ManiDance

ManiDance