Following the Science ?
As a doctor working in the northeast of England, I’ve spent time with patients and doctors talking about the pandemic. It’s been about listening, information, sadness and sometimes anger. In this conceptual work I connect with my feelings and concerns about how the COVID -19 pandemic has been managed. It’s a reflexive investigation, using vernacular objects and medical paraphernalia, to create still-life assemblages that mark the ‘ordinary’ experiences of ‘Amazon’ deliveries and extraordinary TV displays of pandemic briefings. My personal views connect my story to wider social and cultural understandings about the pandemic. Collectively they challenge dominant medical and government readings of the COVID -19 pandemic and ask whether we have been ‘following the science?’
Judith Bach • Morris Gallagher • Nicola Hampshire • Nuala Mahon • Kinga Owczennikow • Anna Sellen • Amano Tracy • Michele Usher • Elizabeth Woodger •