ActionSpace artist Linda Bell presented an interactive event commissioned by Hospital Rooms at Hauser & Wirth, London
2 September 2022
Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row, London, W1S 2ET
ActionSpace artist Linda Bell presented a interactive event, sharing her performative sculptural work at Hauser & Wirth. This event further developed the video artwork Linda produced with the Share Community and Hospital Rooms for the new Springfield University Hospital in Tooting.
This event is was part of the programme of events for the exhibition titled ‘Like There is Hope and I Can Dream of Another World’ at Hauser and Wirth, London. The accompanying event programme aimed to generate new knowledge around how the arts operate in the mental health sphere. The exhibition features new work by acclaimed artists and insights by experts by experience of mental health services and culminates in an annual fundraising auction.
About Linda Bell’s Hospital Room’s Commission
Linda Bell has been commissioned by Hospital Rooms to create a new, permanent artwork for the Springfield University Hospital in South West London. Linda shared her sculptural performance practice with the Share Community during a series of workshops within the Share Garden at Springfield Hospital. Participants worked alongside Linda to create large-scale artworks for adornment and experimental movement performances. The workshops will culminate in a film tracing the workshops and artwork by Linda and the group.
About Hospital Rooms
Hospital Rooms is an arts and mental health charity that commissions extraordinary artworks for NHS mental health inpatient units across the UK. As part of the development of two new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, Hospital Rooms have commissioned 20 major artworks to transform how hospital wards are experienced by patients, service users and staff. Artists will lead numerous imaginative and adventurous art workshops at the existing Springfield Hospital from January to June 2022. This programme will engage a wide spectrum of the community in a meaningful collaborative experience and ensure the new environments have an affinity with the people who encounter them.
Images: Linda Bell in the ActionSpace Studio Voltaire studio, Hospital Rooms logo, ‘Like There Is Hope and I Can Dream Of Another World’, 2022, Mark Titchner