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The pathways of patients

Posted on 23 November 2016

Artist Jacob van der Beugel has collaborated with Health Sciences’ Epidemiology and Cancer Statistics Group (ECSG) and the Haematological Malignancy Research Network (HMRN) to highlight certain aspects of haematological malignancies, commonly known as blood cancers.

As part of the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders Artist in Residence Scheme, Jacob has created an installation piece from concrete and rust, utilising the metaphorical possibilities of concrete cancer, an engineering term that describes the degradation of concrete that compromises the integrity of the steel framework inside.

The project looked at data surrounding haematological malignancies and humanised it through the emotional associations of blood and rusting.

The installation will be shown shortly at York Art Gallery.

Click her to find out more about:

The Artist in Residence Scheme
Jacob van der Beugel
The Epidemiology and Cancer Statistics Group (ECSG)
The Haematological Malignancy Research Network (HMRN)