Beverley Hood: Eidolon​

Eidolon, 2016, Beverley Hood. Photo by Lindsay Perth.

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Beverley Hood’s new project Eidolon, is presented at the Edinburgh Art Festival as a series of live performances at the Clinical Skills Assessment Centre, Western General Hospital, and an accompanying video installation at Edinburgh College of Art. Eidolon aims to explore the relationship between the body and technology, as well as the effects that technology has on our perception of what it means to be human and alive.


Eidolon is an immersive live performance that is comprised of a series of interwoven vignettes, and is presented within medical simulation centres that mimic clinical hospital locations, such as operating theatres and hospital wards. The performance brings the general public into a unique space within the NHS, opening up a window into a world of high level technology, and into an area that is normally only accessible to medical professionals.


Eidolon will be performed within the Clinical Skills & Assessment Centre, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh on the 20 - 21 August. Please note transportation will be provided for attendees between Edinburgh College of Art and the Western General Hospital. 


An accompanying Eidolon video installation, presenting two extracts of the Eidolon project ManiDance and ManiChat, will be hosted at Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building, Studio C28 from 13—21 August and 24-27 August


Eidolon is supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, Creative Scotland, the University of Edinburgh, the Scottish Centre for Simulation & Clinical Human Factors, and the Clinical Skills & Assessment Centre.
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13-21 August and 24-27 August
11am to 5pm with two late night openings on Wednesday 17 August and Thursday 18 August when the exhibition is open til 8pm.
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Edinburgh College of Art
74 Lauriston Place,
Edinburgh, EH3 9DF