‘The Constellations’ #2 ‘The Pain’ Live conversation with artist Eugenie Lee



WHEN: 7-8.30pm – 31 Jul 2018


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In partnership with FBi Radio’s CANVAS: Art & Ideas, DLUX Media Arts is launching a new program of public conversations on art practices that operate at the intersections of science and technology. 

'The Constellations' live conversations program will foreground collaboration in artistic projects that take on non-human intelligences, robotics, screen culture, virtual reality, new digital platforms, health and medicine, data, community and storytelling, as well as speculations on the future possibilities of art.

Ep. 2 The Pain | July 31st, 7pm | 107 Redfern
With artist: Eugenie Lee & collaborator Tasha Stanton, on 'Seeing is Believing'.

The collaborative project, Seeing Is Believing, a direct result of the Synapse Residency and Accessible Arts, challenges people’s ideas about chronic pain in ways they might not expect. It’s is a one-on-one interaction with the artist, who guides each participant by altering what they see, hear and feel through Virtual and Mediated Reality. Lee’s interaction with each participant subtly manipulates them into a psychological state that is similar to that of people living with chronic pain, and gives the participant first-hand insight into what chronic pain is like.
Seeing Is Believing was originally presented and curated by Bec Dean as a part of an exhibition, The Patient at the UNSW galleries in 2016 and  toured regional galleries in NSW and SA in 2017. This experimental pain project was recently presented at a brand new museum, Museum Of Discovery (MOD.) at UniSA, and will be shown again at SPECTRA in Adelaide this October.

About the Speakers

Eugenie Lee is an emerging interdisciplinary artist with a focus on medical science in relationship to her own chronic pain disease. Lee is interested in telling stories about living with pain, and she communicates this through sculptures, installations, new media, painting and performance. Lee’s interest and exploration of pain as an experimental art form sits within the broader contemporary context of international and Australian arts, science and medical practice. One of her key achievements is transforming scientific research into a tangible and emotional experience for audiences. Lee completed her (first class) Honours at Sydney college of the Arts, in 2012. She was the recipient of a prestigious Synapse Residency 2015 (ANAT) and Amplify Your Art (Accessible Arts) 2014 which supported her to research with world renown pain scientists at Body In Mind (BIM) UniSA and Centre for Pain Research, Education and Management at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).

Dr Tasha Stanton is a Senior Research Fellow at The University of South Australia, Adelaide and Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney. Dr Stanton currently holds an National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship. She has received >$2.2m in competitive research funding and has been a keynote/invited speaker at >50 national and international conferences. Her research has won both national and international awards, including the World Congress of Pain Ronald Dubner research award for the best series of papers as a trainee, the Australian Pain Society Rising Star Award and the Australian Physiotherapy Association Best New Investigator Award. Her research focuses on clinical pain neuroscience, with a specific interest in cortical body representation, somatosensation, multi-modal illusions, and pain.