"a is for ageing" is a film installation, commissioned by Newcastle University for the exhibition Coming of Age - The Art and Science of Ageing.
As a way of capturing research into ageing I filmed scientists at the Institute for Ageing and Health as they performed tasks associated with their research. I also captured routines of my own elderly relatives.
I edited footage according to an A-Z of ideas about ageing provided by a wide variety of people of all ages.
"Filmed through a backlit screen, the moving silhouettes perform their activities with seductive precision, punctuated by glowing colours and reflections. Changes of scale draw us into the mysterious activities taking place inside the ageing body itself. She has explored a rich terrain of ageing related research and this has led to a vibrant collection of new work." Music for "a is for ageing" is by Quinta.
Thanks to the scientists in particular Dr Glyn Nelson and Dr Satomi Miwa.