Suki Chan: FOG

06 May 2022 - 05 June 2023

A new commission by Suki Chan, FOG is a 360º video work into the world of a writer Wendy Mitchell.

Wendy Mitchell wrote her first book after being diagnosed with young-onset dementia at the age of 58. She describes dementia as a “fog descending on the brain”. In FOG, Wendy's home emerges from a cloud of fog as her voice explains how she uses visual signifiers around the home to trigger her memory and help live her life as independently as possible.

About Suki Chan

Suki Chan is a London based artist and film director. Her films take audiences on an immersive journey, and shine a light on subjects that are under-represented across the human condition: from dementia, sight-loss, identity to belonging. Chan's passion is to change perception and build empathy for other people’s realities.

Chan uses a range of media including installation, moving image, photography and sound to explore our subjective perception of reality. Her mesmerising film works draws the viewer into a cinematic 'elsewhere' to investigate memory, belief and knowledge systems.

Chan's research-based practice sits at the intersection of art and science. Her work features dialogues with diverse communities from people living with dementia, blind and partially sighted people, commuters, meditators, to psychologists and neuroscientists. Chan seeks out narratives that explore alternative ways of looking at the world and stories that challenge and destabilise our understanding of perception and reality.

Experience the work using a VR headset in Suki Chan's exhibition CONSCIOUS in our gallery on Thursday 19 May.

FOG is commissioned by The Bluecoat with support from the Garfield Weston Foundation. It is a prototype for a new immersive video work that Suki Chan is currently developing.