Collaborative Project
Curator: Linda Rocco

Opening 02.12.2021
December 2, 2021- January 18, 2022
University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff, UK
in partnership with the National Museum Wales


A discursive performative installation by international artist Jenny Brockmann and curator Linda Rocco in collaboration Goethe-Institut London will begin with an opening event on December 2nd 2021 at the Hearth Gallery, University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff and Vale UHB.

#ENERGY/STATE/REACTION is the second iteration of Jenny Brockmann: Bypass – The Emergence of Voices and refers to the allegory of the liver. The liver is the central organ of metabolism and the largest gland in the body of vertebrates. Its most essential tasks are the production of vital proteins, utilization of nutritional components, production of bile and the breakdown and excretion of metabolic products, medicines and toxins.

Unfolding via two curated events, or Entanglements, at the Hearth Gallery, University Hospital Llandough, #ENERGY/STATE/REACTION will look into the properties of the liver from a literal and metaphorical point of view, considering processes of regeneration and metabolism in relation to the analog world and digital technologies.

Entanglement 1: The Colour of Sound
Thursday 2nd December 2-4 pm

As part of the programme, Entanglement #1: The Color of Sound invites patients and staff members of the University Hospital to share their experiences during treatment, verbally, visually and/or through movement. The effect of color and tone on a person’s mood will be discussed/experienced with musicians from Harmoni Cymru.

Participants: Will Browne, Katherine Miller, Linda Rocco, Dr. Alan Watson

Entanglement 2: Metabolic Objects
Monday 17th January 2-4pm

Entanglement #2: ‘Metabolic Objects’ uses objects from the medical collection of the National Museum Wales as the starting point to exchange ideas about medical research and knowledge production, treatment processes and the social and emotional interdependence of (architectural) environments, patients, staff, and volunteers in a hospital.

Participants: Dr. Ingrid Jüttner, Linda Rocco, Paul Whittaker