About the project

About the project

This blog documents the first phase of a collaborative visual arts project between artist Emma Hunter, Dr Philip Kilner of the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit at Royal Brompton hospital (part of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust) and rb&hArts – the Trust’s charitable arts programme.

The project will focus on water-flow properties inherent in the structures and dynamics of the human heart and blood system.

This first phase, funded by the Wellcome Trust and devoted to research and development, will include workshops with medical students and with patients of the Trust, as well as the exchange of images and words you will see developing below. The outcome will be a series of works of art which poetically re-imagine the inner landscape of the human body. We hope it will invite audiences to make visual connections between our inner and outer landscapes; the micro and macro, and to consider the biomedical and ecological implications of these connections.

We aim to produce a catalogue to accompany a tour of this work in 2014, before it is hung permanently at Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Fluid Thinking at Imperial College Fringe Event

In December Emma Hunter and Dr Philip Kilner were invited to participate in "Fluid Thinking" a fringe event open to the public at Imperial College. They showed Philip's Bloodstreams of the Heart film, demonstrated suminagashi techniques which make visible water flowform patterns and they demonstrated water flow form patterns in a substance with the same consistency as blood using glycerine ink and mica dust.
  It was attended by approximately 500 people including, students, academics, families and passers-by. Visitors to the Stream stand were given the chance to create a suminagashi print of their own to take away. Almost 200 prints were created that evening! 

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