CPN Digest #200 - Our 1st Guest Digest
Something for the weekend:
Having reached the 200 Digest milestone, I thought it might be a nice idea to shake things up a little. So from this point on the Digests will occasionally feature a guest Digester, who will curate their own collection of 15 pieces from around the margins of critical physiotherapy.
To kick things off, this week’s Digest was curated by Nic Lidstone, an artist and a physio living in the UK, whose work investigates how interdisciplinary investigations can create new ways of knowing, particularly in relation to the senses. You can see more of Nic’s work and get in touch with her here.
One of my current projects involves working collaboratively as an artist with the Sensing Spaces of Healthcare UKRI project. We are patiently waiting for our white earthenware piece to be 3D printed into research probes.
I visited this exhibition recently at the Nottingham Contemporary Gallery. The work explores questions such as: What if children could be architects of their own play? Could their language be used to challenge? How then can we reimagine galleries, play, and education? It made me wonder what could happen if we asked similar questions of health care.
Gilles Deleuze’s book on Francis Bacon. Something I’m currently chewing on.
If an inspiring multidisciplinary bee project led by a man with an equally inspiring beard is for you, then I can highly recommend this.
Knowing Through Making. A course I went on in April. Just wonderful. So engaging, and with such potential, I feel, for helping in clinical reasoning.
This link is gorgeous, in both vision and concept. One of my degrees is in sustainable crafts and I feel this perfectly links sustainability, beauty, and ways of seeing the unseen.
I've been exploring movement coding, particularly enjoying the flow of Beauchamp-Feuillet dance notation.
Yes- you can hug clay! - sensory ceramics based on 2-point discrimination courtesy of Bonnie Kemske.
Ian Bogost’s book Play Anything. This book was a mainstay for my MA thesis. As one with — as my mum says — a ‘butterfly brain’, I found this helped me to learn how to narrow my focus.
Dani Clode, is a designer who investigates ‘architecture and perception of our bodies’. I've found her work on the third thumb project particularly intriguing.
The idea that ‘A world of life is woven from knots’ comes from The Life of Lines by anthropologist Tim Ingold. This book helped develop my thoughts around interconnectivity.
Feeeels is a ‘publication that explores art, culture, politics, history, and emotions through the lens of one tactile adjective per issue’. I particularly liked ‘slick’, with its smooth, ivory cover and reflective- almost metallic, palpable patterns. I did read it as well.
A few years ago I was fortunate to attend this lecture with Roger Kneebone (surgeon) and Joshua Byrne (tailor) — an engaging example of connection and the value of interdisciplinary collaboration.
If I had to choose one, my favourite visual artist would be Annie Catrell — explorer of the creation of parallels and connections.
A fascinating example of muscle memory and so many other things
Footnote: Matt Erb, Editor of the book Integrative Rehabilitation Practice mentioned in last week’s post on Summer Reads, has sent some discount codes for his book. You can get 25% off the price of the book by using the code MERB25 at these sites:
Also, if you work in an academic setting and would like an inspection copy, please reach out to Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org who will send you the information.
Critical feedback on the book is also welcome here.