Art exhibit explores Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

UNSW Galleries presents artist Eugenie Lee’s Seeing Is Believing, an experimental art and science collaborative project that conveys a type of chronic pain called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

The interactive installation allows visitors to explore factors that influences a person’s experience of pain, including vision, touch, and sound. It demonstrates that the perception of pain is affected by many environmental factors and can exist without tissue damage. While not designed to cause pain, the installation is provocative and may cause discomfort.

Seeing Is Believing is the product of a two-year collaboration between Eugenie and pain scientists at Body In Mind (BIM) and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and is based on the latest neuroscience research. Physiopedia spoke with BIM researcher Dr. Tasha Stanton about why we have pain – watch the interview hereSeeing Is Believing is supported by Synapse Residency (ANAT) and Accessible Arts.

The installation is open from Friday, June 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM to Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM (AEST) at the UNSW Galleries in Sydney, Australia and is free to attend.

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