6 April, 5.15pm
WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, University Hospital Waterford
Artist Rachel Tynan presents WHAT’s annual talk entitled Making the Impossible Possible at the WHAT Centre in the grounds of University Hospital Waterford.
Rachel Tynan has worked with Helium, the national children’s arts and health organisation, since 2012. As Artist in Residence on both Cloudlands and Fireflies, Rachel has collaborated with teenagers in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital to develop work based on their interests and experiences. Her Masters in Design examined the effects illness has on the human body through textile, sculpture and body art. A solo exhibition Cut Throat at The Lab (2012) pushed her work beyond the fixed manifestations of installation with an explorative dance performance which further explored the experience of living with an illness.
She will be discussing her project Titans, an installation comprising a beautiful family of wooden figures with sound recordings of the teenagers’ stories hidden inside. From a Star Lady who heals, to a transforming cheeky Faun, the Titans will uncover another world that sheds light on the characters and their lives.