Funded by the Wellcome Trust, Susi made films with Durham University’s ‘Hearing the Voice’ research group.
First was Adam (Plus One) and his location-based self-portrait film, premiered at The Barbican cinema in their season ‘Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain’.
Binaural sound by Bill Bartlett rounds out the audience experience, especially if they’re lucky enough to be in soundofscience‘s ‘Spaceship of Our Imagination’.
Next we made ‘Believe Brian’, with a voice-hearer who’d had equally intense but very different experiences.
Susi’s then also began work with a joint project of Durham University/University of Bristol, ‘Life of Breath’, again funded by Wellcome. She made a video capturing the launch event (baroque singing, academic speakers, visual artists, patient experiences and more). They parted company after her strident protests at the team’s use of jet aircraft to travel between English universities.
image: Jayne Wilton, after unknown Neolithic collective