Jacqueline Donachie - Visiting Artist Image

Jacqueline Donachie - Visiting Artist

Presented by University at Buffalo Arts Collaboratory Healthcare Initiative FREE Ticketed Event!
- Tue Feb 27th, 2018 12:30 pm
- Thu Mar 1st, 2018 6:30 pm

At Screening Room

This is a Free ticketed event and open to UB Faculty, Staff, Students and the public.  Meet the artist reception following the film screenings.  Limited space available.

Arts Collaboratory Healthcare Initiative

Bringing art and science together, Jacqueline Donachie's work connects the patient, researchers and scientists to take an in depth and personal look at myotonic dystrophy. Donachie has worked with a range of scientific and medical professionals in collaborative processes to produce new ideas and artworks that explore myotonic dystrophy and the effects of disability, care and loss. Donachie will show her films "Hazel" and "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" with a talkback and reception to follow.

About the films:
"Hazel" looks at families affected by the inherited neuromuscular disorder myotonic dystrophy. It includes interviews with affected sisters and reflects on the attitudes and the ongoing effects of myotonic dystrophy on their physical and emotional wellbeing and the effects of aging.

"Tomorrow Belongs to Me" was made with geneticist Darren Monckton. The film made visible an international network of scientists who worked on hereditary conditions and through showings at conferences and meetings made the families who lived with conditions visible to those scientists

About the artist:

Jacqueline Donachie, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, received her bachelor's degree from the Glasgow School of Art's influential Environmental Art department, a MFA from Edinburgh College of Art and her PhD from Northumbria University. Donachie is part of a group of artists who helped establish Glasgow in the 1990s as one of the world's most dynamic contemporary art communities, she is still based in the city and has forged an international reputation for a socially-engaged art practice, with a particular interest in public space, healthcare and bio-medical research. Her doctoral studies examined the capacity for artworks to influence research and care in the field of genetics, continuing a long collaborative engagement with biomedical researchers in both Newcastle and Glasgow (DM, 2002 and Tomorrow Belongs to Me, 2006).

Her recent gallery exhibitions include 'Deep in The Heart of Your Brain' at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow (2016), an exhibition that drew wide praise for the manner in which it addressed disability, inheritance and ageing, and Right Here Among Them, a mid-career survey show at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh in late 2017.

Of Special note:

An Art exhibit by Ms. Donachie will be in the Department of Art Project Space in 155 Center for he Arts.

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