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The Cambridge Betterment Society- A project by Harold Offeh

Featuring artist’s films responding to biomedical research at the new Biomedical Centre at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. With New Work by: Frederica Agbah, Jack Scott & Louis-Jack, Harold Offeh
When Nov 16, 2018
from 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Frank Lee Centre, Hexagon Room, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Camb. CB2 0SN
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Join artists and world leading medical researchers for the premiere of a series of short films that give an artistic interpretation of the work being carried out at a new University of Cambridge medical research centre.

Cambridge-based artist, Harold Offeh, has commissioned a group of artists to make a series of three films that bring observation, humour and alternative perspectives on the work of scientists and clinicians at Project Capella, the University of Cambridge’s new research building at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Each of the artists has established dialogues with individuals or small groups of researchers and clinicians concentrating on the ideas of ‘betterment’ and ‘care’. The artists include Harold Offeh, who works in a range of media including performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice; Frederica Agbah, a Yorkshire born photographer and visual artist based in London and artist collaborators Jack Scott and Louis Jack Horton-Stephens who have worked together on several short film projects often taking a poetic and collage like approach to their subjects.

Project Cappella brings together three research centres: Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI), Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID), and the Milner Therapeutics Institute.

The Cambridge Betterment Society is part of the public art programme for the project led by Commission Projects, which interprets the work for a non-specialist audience.
Doors open at 17.30 Screening at 19.00 - Refreshments.


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The new Capella building- CITIID

See the home of CITIID being built in this fantastic time-lapse video. From basement to water tight in 17 months. The Capella building will be finished in 2019.


‘Fibroblast’ has been developed from a conversation between Harold Offeh and Dr Alice Denton, a scientist based at the Babraham Institute and a member of the Cambridge Immunology Network. Offeh was particularly interested in the character and roles played by particular cells in the immune system, as well as the immune system’s role as a primary source of protection and care. The film takes as a starting point microscopic images of broblast cells, an area of research for Dr Denton.

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