Exhibition marks World Stroke Day
Stroke changes individual lives in an instance and survivors commonly talk about loss of the sense of self and social identity as one of their biggest emotional challenges
An exhibition, organised by a University of Manchester historian and the Stroke Association, is to mark World Stroke Day on 29 October by featuring the creative work of a group of stroke survivors
Dr Stephanie Snow, who is writing a history of Stroke, and visual artist, Elisa Artesero used Manchester Museum’s extensive mask collection to explore the emotional legacy of the condition.
Dr Snow, who is based at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, is holding the exhibition at the University’s Manchester Museum.
She said: “Stroke changes individual lives in an instance and survivors commonly talk about loss of the sense of self and social identity as one of their biggest emotional challenges.
“So it’s a powerful to see these survivors express themselves using creative writing, visual arts and photography."
The event is part of the Manchester Science Festival and Manchester Central Library is hosting a larger exhibition until Sunday 1 November.
Stroke: Stories of the self through art and science brings together stroke survivors, the Stroke Association, artists, clinicians, scientists, researchers and students across The University of Manchester to explore the profound but invisible life-changing aspects of stroke.
The project will continue through 2016 and produce a major exhibition of creative work and various engagement events as part of the Manchester European City of Science programme.
Visit YouTube to watch a short film on the workshops: https://youtu.be/ymx5kEGz6_0
Dr Snow is available for comment
Images drawn by the group are availableImages are available
- World Stroke Day is on 29 October