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 have been running since the start of 2020 at the Hatton Gallery and Vane in Newcastle upon Tyne. The exhibition at Vane has now finished while the Hatton Gallery is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is scheduled to run until 9 May 2020. We have also worked with North East based theatre company Operating Theatre to develop new drama Deep Mind & The Great Puzzle. This was due to be performed during Brain Awareness Week in March 2020 but has had to be cancelled.  We will announce new dates for the show as soon as they are confirmed.

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

In Praise of the Scope. Andrew Carnie, 2019. 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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