What you’ll do
Join a discussion between artist and musician Sop and their collaborators to reflect on how it has felt to be shielding during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sop asked their network of chronically ill friends – also shielding during the pandemic – to respond to the idea proposed in their sound work ‘The Den 1’: that the act of making a den – physical or otherwise – can act as a refuge. Somewhere to escape to and feel safe, and a respite in nature.
After an introduction by Emily Sargent, Senior Curator at Wellcome Collection, you will hear prerecorded responses from artist and musician Camille Francis Lerner, curator and writer Irene Revell, bookseller Ollie Simpson, Sarah P, and artist and cultural producer Zuleika Lebow, whose recording was edited by Nicholas Cole.
Images shown in the video will be from ‘Your Den’, a poster commissioned by Wellcome Collection and designed by Sop and E Sanglante.
There will be a five-minute break. Following the break, there will be a 40-minute Q&A with several speakers: Irene, Sarah, Zuleika and Sop.
You will be able to submit questions for the panel discussion a week before the event on Slido, as well as live online during the event using the Q&A function. Your microphone and camera will be switched off for the whole session.
This event will be hosted through the videoconferencing platform BlueJeans. After booking a ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with joining instructions.
Please note that the audio description is not an additional track; instead the host and speakers describe themselves and any key visual elements they refer to. The event will be live-captioned.