The Chimera NetworkResearch Network
Dr Alex Mermikides, Kingston University
Dr Milton Mermikides, University of Surrey
Shaun May, Central School of Speech and Drama
Department of Haematology at Hammersmith Hospital
Department of Haematology at Antwerp University Hospital
Andy Lavender, University of Surrey
Jamie Wilson, Nature Immunology
The Chimera Network brings together a network of scholars and professionals in arts and science disciplines. Through a series of events and artworks, the network explores collaborations between performance practitioners and scientists, asking:
- How might collaborating with scientists generate novel creative methodologies, dramaturgical strategies and modes of spectatorship in performance practice?
- How might collaborating with performance practitioners prompt new understandings of scientific ideas and forms of science communication for both scientists and the general public?
A central strand of the research is the practice-as-research project, Bloodlines, which addresses these questions through a collaboration between a theatre-maker, a sound composer, a digital artist, choreographer-dancers and a clinical haematologist. We are also supporting the development of creative practice in this field through public events and workshops and our Resources for Practitioners. And we are looking to further research into science and arts collaborations through events, our Long Lunch series and our Resources for Researchers.
Transplant Inspires Siblings Bloodlines Project , Times Higher Education, 30 January 2014