The Eidolon project that developed is an intimate live performance (for between 12-20 participants at a time) created for the unique setting of medical simulation suites, and is experienced as a series of interconnected performance vignettes, presented within various spaces of the simulation centre, that the audience move between. It intertwines patient manikins, medical professionals, simulation technicians, professional performers and audience. The performance echoes, yet at the same time disrupts and transgresses, the everyday activities of the simulation centre.
Eidolon has been performed at the Clinical Skills & Assessment Centre (CSAC), Western General Hospital, Edinburgh as part of The World Congress on Biomedical Ethics and the Edinburgh Art Festival, at the Scottish Centre for Simulation & Clinical Human Factors, Larbert, and at the Clinical Skills & Assessment Centre, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as part of Professional Development courses for Advance Practitioner Nurses, studying at Edinburgh Napier University. Eidolon360 was exhibited at the Interactions Gallery, British HCI 2017, at the University of Sunderland.
Talks about the work have been presented at international events including the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine – SESAM Paris 2017 and Consciousness Reframed, DeTao University, Shanghai.
The Eidolon monograph was published in 2016, with essays by Nicola White and Marina Warner. ‘Eidolon: The Technological Body’ was published in Technoetic Arts (Hood 2016) Volume 14, Number 3, December 2016, pp. 147-158(12), Publisher: Intellect, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/tear.14.3.147_1