An interdisciplinary performance project, Eidolon explores the relationship between the body and technology, and the effect technology has on our perception of what it means to be human and alive.
The project was developed at the Scottish Centre for Simulation and 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. It began in November 2013 and runs until Autumn 2016.
The research brings together professional actors and dancers, NHS medics/medical technicians, and audiences within the unique setting of medical simulation spaces (which represent clinical hospital locations, such as theatres and wards).
Eidolon explores the emotive and psychological potential of these spaces, in particular the training manikins found within them; technological bodies embodied with physical responses such as voice, pulse, breath and tears.
Bringing to life the challenges of the simulation centre.
The Eidolon video installation will be hosted at Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building, Studio C28 from 13—21 August and 24-27 August
Eidolon will be performed within the Clinical Skills & Assessment Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh on the 20—21 August. Please note transportation will be provided for attendees between Edinburgh College of Art and the Western General Hospital.