29 & 30th August
Staring at the Ceiling Looking at the Stars
Sound, projection and performance

Sharon Quigley and Robert Baldock, inspired by patients of over a century ago.
Original sound works have been produced in collaboration with a group of patients and staff at the now-named Bellsdyke Hospital, charting and re-telling the stories of some of the people admitted to the asylum and re-exploring the asylum’s surroundings.

Together they have delved behind the case notes, patients’ letters and admission books to explore the identities of asylum patients from 1906-11, to create a new ‘archive’ in which the patient’s voice is properly heard and their own experience is valued in the way we would hope and expect today.

The pieces on display at GARAGE are an extension of an exhibition currently on show at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert until the end of the year.

In  partnership  with  the  University  of  Stirling,  which  houses  NHS  Forth  Valley’s archive,  this  project  was  produced  by  Artlink  Central,  the  participatory  arts organisation  supported  by  NHS  Forth  Valley’s  Endowment  Committee  to  involve patients in high quality creative art and design activity. 

From 12-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, a series of three videos pieces, each based on a sound work will play in BEDROOM.  After each of these pieces there will be a series of short video insertions.

At 2pm and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, Robert Baldock and Sharon Quigley will be present to create some live video art and talk about the material being presented.