Illuminating the Self

A Public Engagement Project

As a project, we are keen to engage with the public and the epilepsy community to ensure that the project meets the needs of people with epilepsy.  This is why we have a patient advisory group who have helped shape the requirements of the therapy. We have also held open events and talks about the project where anybody can learn about CANDO and ask questions.

To help that engagement we have collaborated with renowned artists Susan Aldworth and Andrew Carnie for concurrent exhibitions which will run at the start of 2020 at the Hatton Gallery and Vane in Newcastle upon Tyne. We have also worked with North East based theatre company Operating Theatre to develop new drama which will be performed at Alphabetti Theatre in March 2020.

The result of over two years of research with CANDO, the work aims to stimulate discussion and understanding of epilepsy and the use of technology within the human brain.

Illuminating the Self at Hatton Gallery

Out of the Blue, installation by Susan Aldworth, 2020.  Photograph by Colin Davison.

Illuminating the Self at Vane Gallery

Abandon the Cut by Andrew Carnie, 2020. Photograph by Colin Davison.

Deep Mind & The Great Puzzle

Enlightenment 3, Susan Aldworth & Andrew Carnie, monoprint 2015, 86 x 76cms

CANDO Virtual Reality

The CANDO virtual reality experience


Watch the following video to find out more about the engagement project.

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