Performance & Care: Kicking Up Our Heels


29th June 2020

In this presentation, artists and scholars Brian Lobel (Rose Bruford College) and Emily Underwood-Lee (University of South Wales) reported and analysed their recent project Kicking Up Our Heels, at Great Ormond Street Hospital. One of the first art projects ever commissioned by GOSH to focus on the experience of parents/carers in hospital, Kicking Up Our Heels employed one-to-one performance methodologies to create an innovative and unusual bedside intervention performed too 100+ carers and patients. The project's final pieces (an installation and publication) 'premiered' in the week before COVID, and in this presentation, Lobel & Underwood-Lee explored the model, methodology and how the project might inform post-COVID-era arts/health collaboration.

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