Under the Microscope: In Isolation

A sensory installation, which explores the visual landscape and intricacies of the immune system, and the experiential reality of a young patient undergoing gene therapy.

This installation draws on work created with young people and parents on the immunology wards, focusing on one patient with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency - SCIDS undergoing gene therapy.

In Isolation is a sound and visual installation which requires the audience to “scrub up” and enter an isolation tent, created in batik and screen printed Haboti silk that represents the internal landscape of the body, with microscopic imagery of the immune system and images of viruses and bacteria that attack it.

Under the Microscope was created in partnership with GO Create! and the National Institute of Health Research Great Ormond Street Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR GOSH BRC).

The project is kindly funded by the Wellcome Trust, NIHR GOSH BRC, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and the Blavatnik Family Foundation.