Significant Walks explores the reality of walking for individuals with chronic lower back pain. Initiated by the collaborative team of artist Dr. Shirley Chubb, musculoskeletal physiotherapy specialist Professor Ann Moore, biomedical engineer Dr Kambiz Saber-Sheikh and digital artist Neil Bryant, the project involves working with a group of participants from East Sussex. The aim of the project is to present an immersive digital artwork synthesizing eye level video documentation of participant’s personal walks with simultaneously gathered biomechanical data.
Exploring the interpretive qualities of visual effects processes, the team will then work with participants on identifying the most effective way to express the nature and challenge of their personal movement. The resulting films will be presented at visual arts and science venues including learning and public environments, where the life size scale of the work will engage viewers in micro journeys that both interpret clinically accurate data and express individual experience.