SURGE II Private View | Without Form | Online Exhibition
SURGE II Private Viewing | WITHOUT FORM
SURGE II brought together scientists, artists, and the public to explore the application of technology in surgery.
This collaborative project between UAL’s Post-Grad Community and UCL’s Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) culminated in a week-long exhibition at London College of Communication’s Lower Gallery.
While the live exhibition has finished, Without Form have curated a low carbon online exhibition space to showcase the artwork that has been collaboratively produced between the artists, researchers, and patient groups
On Tuesday 10 January 2023, we warmly welcomed artists, researchers, patient groups, and friends to consider the complexities of technology in surgery, covering ethical themes of agency, informed consent, and inclusive communications, as well as the societal implications around inequitable access and improvements in emotional support.
SURGE II Private View
It also marked the first time that artworks from SURGE I were physically displayed. The outcomes produced included 3D prototypes, speculative research, creative support platforms and immersive virtual experiences, evidencing the strength and urgency of collaboration between the creative and the scientific fields
Having them alongside SURGE’s second instalment, we presented some of the common ethical and practical considerations of integrating technology into the care of a variety of patient groups. Furthermore, we began tracing the evolving perceptions of surgical technologies and changing needs of the patient.
SURGE II Contributors:
Carla Fernández Arce, MA Data Visualisation (London College of Communications)
Iris Tsang, MA Fashion Cultures and Histories (London College of Fashion)
Maria Li Lok Yee, MA Bio Design (Central Saint Martins)
Dr. Biswajoy Bagchi, WEISS Researcher
Chloe He, WEISS Researcher
Dr. Richard Colchester, WEISS Researcher
SURGE I Contributors:
Janet Choi, MA Material Futures alum (UAL)
Sophie Huckfield, MA Material Futures alum (UAL)
Priya Odedra, MA Art and Science alum (UAL)
Molly Macleod, MA Art & Science alum (UAL)
Lucy Hutchinson, Artist
Richard Colchester, WEISS Researcher
George Dwyer, WEISS Researcher
Tijana Jevtic Vojinovic, WEISS Researcher
Ester Bonmati, WEISS Researcher
Alex Grimwood, WEISS Researcher
SURGE 1 and 2 were developed and managed by Post-Grad Community and WEISS.
Exhibition Graphic Designer: Camila Rivero-Lake
Image credits: Catriona Mahmoud, Post-Grad Community Liaison Coordinator
- Without Form x SURGE II
- UAL Post-Grad Community
- Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS)
UAL Post-Grad Community
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