I’m Here

Exploration of immunology through the experiences of transplant recipients. 6 recipients identified personal objects associated with their transplant, fragments of which were then imaged by the powerful microscopes at the Centre for Biophotonics at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science. The images were then reworked into new, related objects which were shown as wall as the microscope images, the personal stories and an installation exploring the immunosuppresent drugs that must be taken by organ recipients for life.

The data from the microscopic image of one of the participants personal objects, was converted into an audio piece with the participant voicing the work here

Commission British Society for Immunology. Exhibition Glasgow Science Centre

Categories: 2013, Art/Science, Community Engagement, Exhibition, Installation, Interactive, Jo Hodges, Process, Research

Jo Hodges

Jo Hodges is a multidisciplinary public artist based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Jo [www.johodges.co.uk] has a background in Human Ecology, community development and social justice.

Her work investigates ecological and socio-cultural systems, processes and relationships, and explores new strategies for working in public. Her practice takes many forms; temporary and permanent works, site specific installations and socially engaged projects and processes. She is often led by context, where the outcome is determined as a result of process.

She is interested in research, experimentation and collaboration at the intersection of environment, culture and technology and exploring the role of art in social change. She is joint Director-Curator of Sanctuary Lab, a public art laboratory in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park.