Care(less), Lindsay Seers
Thur 24 – Sun 27 October
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Cobb Hall, The Castle
How might it feel to get older?
Care(less) is a new 360 degree film work by artist Lindsay Seers which uses Virtual Reality technology to give you the opportunity to feel what it might be like to be in the body of an older person facing a gradual reduction in capacity. Lasting six minutes, the experience shines a light on attitudes to ageing and the nature of relationships centred on care.
About the commission
Lindsay Seers has been commissioned to produce a new VR artwork that will tour the UK in 2019/20 and which will address current public debates surrounding care. Care(less) will be exhibited at Fabrica, Brighton from 5 October – 24 November, at Frequency Festival, Lincoln from 24th-27th October and subsequently at Ikon gallery, Birmingham.
The OPCARE Commissioning Partnership comprises research teams from the University of Brighton (Lead Researcher), University of Lincoln and University of Birmingham and arts organisations Fabrica, Ikon gallery and Frequency Festival.
Funded by Wellcome Trust (Research Enrichment), the OPCARE Artist Commission responds to new research that looks as the experiences of older people receiving care which they pay for themselves. In exploring this complex area Care(less) and an accompanying programme of talks, discussions and activities seek to explore the value and meaning of care in human relationships. The commission provides the opportunity for an artist to work directly with the university research teams to expand the public conversation about care and open up a space to explore the universal human dilemmas that we may all face but not want to think about until they happen.