So, it was rude of me to leave you dangling, so let me introduce you to Talking to Lampposts properly.
What is it? Well, I keep calling it an exhibition; but it is so much more than that; it’s an experience, an affecting encounter. You can’t just breeze through this show without a commitment, a will to let yourself be absorbed completely into the story of Patient H69.
This is a voyage into neuroscience, and we’ll bump into some weird and wonderful things along the way.
Essentially we follow my story – my medical case study, following an onset of sudden blindness and paralysis that was the result of a very rare neurological condition.
I documented every bowl of Weetabix, every tentative step I took and every minute of my day during this extraordinary medical journey. I now offer up this collection of real experiences to you via immersive and highly engaging art installations.
If you want to know what it feels like to go blind overnight, then you’ve come to the right place.
If you want to know how I went blind, and why and what was going on inside my brain – well, I can tell you about that too.
I have some lovely neuroscientists on board who are also fascinated by my story; and they can tell you the why, what and how.
On a practical note Lizzy Moriarty at the British Museum is championing Talking to Lampposts, and we are about to embark upon a collaboration with the Newcastle Centre for LIFE as part of a permanent exhibition on the Brain that they are developing.
We’re at the final R&D stages, but it’s pretty complete. Watch this space to see it come to life…if you’ve read the blog so far, you’ll smile to yourself as you’ll instinctively know how, and why, some of the installations have come to be.
Walk this way…