PAIN/TING PAST & PRESENT: A SOUNDSCAPE OF HOSPITAL ARTS AND HEALTH

PAIN/TING PAST & PRESENT: A SOUNDSCAPE OF HOSPITAL ARTS AND HEALTH
Recorded and edited by Mary Ingoldby
Commissioned by Feel It festival in Collaboration with Fresh Arts

Can the arts heal emotional and physical pain? Is art good for health and recovery?

Download the Soundscape here: Pain/ting Soundscape

In this new soundscape University of Bristol Historian Victoria Bates and Fresh Arts Manager Ruth Sidgwick take you on a tour of the artworks at Southmead Hospital and discuss the role of art in health from past to present.

Duration: 9 minutes

This commission for the Feel It festival was made possible through the generous support of the Wellcome Trust and Fresh Arts.

Victoria Bates
Victoria is a Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Bristol. She is a medical historian, currently working on the modern arts/health movement. Her work focuses on the sensory history of hospitals, considering how and why the sounds, smells, light, air, colour and tastes of hospital life changed over the late twentieth century. This story is not only one of shifts in hospital design, but also includes the more local, individual ways in which those changes have been experienced by patients, their families and hospital staff. Contact Victoria at: victoria.bates@bristol.ac.uk

Mary Ingoldby
Mary is an artist and writer. Examples of her audio work can be found at
www.soundcloud.com/mary-ingoldby
www.nbt.nhs.uk/fresh-arts/fresh-arts-projects/whats-our-story

Her play Stanley at The Beaufort has been selected for this year’s Bristol Old Vic Open Session.

Fresh Arts
Fresh Arts is the arts programme managed by North Bristol NHS Trust. It exists to enhance the patient experience and improve morale by maintaining and extending an arts programme across Southmead and Cossham Hospitals.

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