Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy | Leah Clements: Hyperbaric

Tue 04 Feb 2020
18.45 - 20.00
Pay What You Can
Lancaster Rooms
New Wing

Part of Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy, a programme of six specially commissioned artworks exploring the concept and practice of wellness.

Leah Clements presents a performance that considers the psychology of spaces of care.
With enough room to seat eight patients, one supervisor, and one doctor, a hyperbaric chamber is an enclosed tank that pressurises air to treat decompression sickness, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other illnesses that benefit from concentrated oxygen absorption. Patients are often here for daily sessions over many weeks, often sharing this small, enclosed environment with the same fellow patients.

Clements’ performance considers time spent living in a confined environment for medical reasons, care and consent, unchosen communities and the environments in which these are formed.