We began as part of the body (Syncrasy)

Beverley Hood* (Artist)

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract / Description of output

Presented by Summerhall and ASCUS Art and Science

We Began As Part of the Body was an exhibition presented at Summerhall, in partnership with ASCUS Art and Science, as part of the Syncrasy exhibition, presented during the Edinburgh Science Festival programme of events in 2021. It is an immersive series of artworks that reflect complex human and ethical questions about our relationship between the body, science and technology.

Inspired by the eczema genetic research laboratory of Prof Sara Brown, this experimental exhibition by artist Beverley Hood leads you through the cells’ journey during their short, precious, three week long in-vitro life, from operating theatre to lab to disposal.

These works were presented as a video projection, 3D prints, and an augmented reality app, alongside science engagement and historical materials.

Funded by Creative Scotland’s Open Fund, The Wellcome Trust, Arts & Ethics Research Group, Centre for Data, Culture & Society, and the University of Edinburgh.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2021


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