10 metre wide circular installation illustrating medicine in the 21st century
Miniatures trapped in tiny knitted pockets reflect the abundance of foods; good, bad and beautiful we all navigate daily to choose what’s best for our health.
Antiretroviral drugs have transformed HIV from a death sentence into a difficult but not usually life limiting chronic disease
3 metre high figurative sculpture containing ten years medication for one woman totalling 27,774 pills. Any woman with a waist measurement over 82 centimetres is at increased risk of developing diabetes.
The 10 minute appointment
The population of Denmark is 5.5 million. It is estimated that 272,250 antidepressant pills are taken there each day
First Love is an exploration of how we think about the moment of conception.
A shave a day
The Ancient Greeks believed the butterfly was a symbol of the soul. Today we use a butterfly to ease our journey across the threshold between life and death.
Asthma is so common it is perceived as a normal medical condition, but a few children who suffer from a persistent cough turn out to have the much rarer genetic condition cystic fibrosis.
One woman’s pill packaging preserved from treatment for depression and anxiety.
A look at the perception of health in the Netherlands, part of the Niet Normaal exhibition in Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.
Contemporary Dance Company dANTE OR dIE premier Cradle to Grave inspired new work Side Effects at The Place London
Installation for Holloway Prison
A new version of ‘Sweetie’, commissioned by the BBC’s Horizon
Text meets textile in this dress made from a complete medical textbook: over a hundred pages torn into 15,860 pieces.
You must get out more Mrs Jones…
Looking good, but staying healthy?
Malaria is the commonest cause of death amongst under-fives in Kenya; this installation considers the heavy burden borne by parents and children.
A lifetime of dulling the pain.
Pharmacopoeia work with inmates at Pentonville Prison, focusing on the themes of life, death, drugs and pharmaceuticals.
In honour of John Charnley’s pioneering work in orthopaedics, this commission for Wrightington Hospital connects the viewer with the experience of arthritis.
HIV affects a whole spectrum of ordinary people, but many of them choose to keep their diagnosis private; Table Talk sets out to tell twelve very personal stories.
This is the centrepiece of the Living and Dying exhibition at the British Museum.
Cigarette butts collected over a week
A pharmaceutical snapshot of a troubled young woman.
Every sport has its hazards.
While waiting for a hip replacement operation, patients can be taking a cocktail of as many as 15 tablets every day to manage their arthritis.
Osteoporosis is the most common risk factor for fractures in women under 70; Mrs Patel’s Sari looks at the treatment one woman takes to control the condition.
2,500 paracetamol tablets can cost as little as £25—a stark contrast to Migraine Tiara
Candy for the healthy? Self prescribing? Are alternatives effective? Pills bought over the counter from a local chemist.
Multi-resistant ‘superbugs’ are an increasing threat.
Just a handful of the most effective migraine medication can cost £45.
The menstrual narrative, from menarche to menopause.
Could you tell the difference?
Question: what difference will smoking make to my pregnancy?
A distinctive kind of contraception
“From listening to Steve talking about his experience of clinical depression it becomes clear that this is very different from ordinary unhappiness.”
Seemingly simple devices, but actual sounds have been heard, sights seen, and words spoken through this grommet, lens and valve.
The price of prescribing.
Every day, thousands of pills are disposed of because they were not needed or not taken by patients.
Spot the odd one out.
The invisible protection of antibiotics provide a physical barrier against bugs.
Five years’ worth of protection for Mr Brittain.
See anything familiar?
6,279 assorted contraceptive pills—to last until your silver wedding anniversary.
A follow-up to Come Dancing. 5,500 pills or one Lippes Loop coil: 22 years of protection
Some of the building blocks of medicine, mainstream and alternative.
What you might need for a good night out…
One of the great success stories of medical engineering, an artificial hip joint relieves debilitating chronic pain, and obviates the need for a staggering quantity of pills.
A pharmaceutical case-study showing some of the potential for waste in prescribing.
Relating directly to patients’ experiences, Hip Hip contrasts arthritis medicine with a real replacement hip used for twenty years.
Pills bought over the counter
6,500 pills or one Lippes Loop coil: 26 years of contraception.