"Marking the 120th anniversary of the first medical X-Ray performed in Birmingham by radiology pioneer Major John Hall-Edwards, Hippodrome CREATIVE commissioned an innovative new digital dance film and sonic soundscape to commemorate this scientific breakthrough.
As part of World Radiography Day, the short film was launched on our social media channels and the digital screens in our foyers, and in partner venues Birmingham City University and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Award-winning contemporary dance and Hip-Hop performer/choreographer Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere created a new solo dance work in response to sound artist Justin Wiggan’s sonic soundscape collated from ‘hidden’ body sounds and X-Ray equipment. British Institute of Radiology artist in residence Hugh Turvey, directed and produced a stop animation digital film that fused together the performance with X-ray imagery.
The three artists also delivered a series of workshops and talks in Birmingham City University, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Hippodrome."
One of ten artists globally invited/commissioned by Google to create a watchface app for Android Wear devices – to help initiate interest in the Android Wear OS platform.
Production in Los Angeles.
"An Android Wear™ watch has become a digital canvas for visual art. Evolving from the Xogram work of artist Hugh Turvey, Xogram is a unique watch face now available for Android wearables. It has been created in collaboration with B-Reel who has worked with Hugh on the creative approach and Android development. Starting today you can download these watch faces from Google Play, just like you do apps, to be used on your Android Wear device.
Hugh’s work exposes the world around us, literally and metaphorically. A selection of his nature images are illuminated through a kaleidoscopic lens whenever the watch face is activated. Conjuring movement that reveals new variations to each they reflect an ever-changing world of possibility.
You can choose between analogue and digital, 12- or 24-hour clock displays and can pick your favourite image or cycle them all throughout the day.
“This project has given me a new perspective on graphic expressions of time. We are all Chrononauts, travellers in time, and I like to think this app might encourage us to take time and stop, if just for a moment, to appreciate the infinite patterns within nature.” Hugh Turvey.
A fun Learning app in 78 app stores world wide.
“WOW, WOW & WOW again! This one adjective resounded throughout, along with OMG, AMAZING, and COOL, as we explored this incredibly unique app.Teachers with Apps.com
this app is the learning bomb! It makes your kids curious about everything they see - 3sixty.no
'X is for X-Ray' app has 26 objects that only Superman's X-ray vision could expect to reveal. The Daily Mail
"This odyssey all started when I invited Hugh to be a part of my parlor game potluck league that I was
starting and that ultimately went nowhere.
Hugh emailed me back thinking I had I spammed him. We kind of got caught up since we had first
worked together on an art science exhibit for the Franklin institute in 2005.
I had seen an AMAZING book called Marion Batallie, published by Roaring Brook Press. It is a pop up
book where every letter has a different pop-up mechanism.
Later the same week I had a idea in while I was showering for a. Beautiful A-Z book of Hugh's x-ray
photography called X is for X-Ray. I figured he had A large enough archive of images that he could just
whip the thing together.
So I emailed my idea to Hugh and he was excited to give it a try and asked me to help. We started
working on a print book. Eventually Hugh would create about thirteen new images for our print book.
My wife Maren was writing the text. We showed the book to several publishers and the feedback was
very inconsistent, some didn't like the rhymes while others didn't like the images.
After several rounds of conflicting feedback I sent the book to my friend and great writer Paul Rosenthal.
Paul not only had great feedback but provided some wonderful example rhymes. Hugh, Maren and
myself decide that Paul was the guy to write the text if he was interested. Luckily he was interested and
did a great job of creating a wonderful series of rhymes that go perfectly with Hugh's images.
After about a year of chasing publishers the iPad came out. I realized that this book really needed to an
ebook. I had seen samples of The Elements by Theo Grey and I thought our book needed similar
production values. So in my initial search for an E publisher I looked up The Elements and discovered
that Theo and his good friend Max had started a new company called TouchPress. I sent them an email
about our book. Literally about 45 minutes later I received an email back from them expressing interest
in our book. Two weeks after that we had a verbal agreement to do an ebook together. A year and a
half later X is for X-ray hit the iTunes store." Mike Levad Co-author
“The beauty of the app is its attention to detail. Almost every object has some unique
effect, like the way the car engine’s pistons turn when you rotate it in x-ray mode.”
“Curious children and tweens will get an entertaining glimpse into everyday objects in
this app, which operates on multiple levels.”
My 6yr old is amazed by x-rays since he's seen his MRI of his brain. He really enjoyed
seeing the insides of so many everyday objects. Highly Highly recommended app :)
one of the most fun and innovative interactive books I have seen for the iPad. I really
enjoyed this book, and so did the children I shared it with.
One of those completely unnecessary apps that we still think we can’t live without
- Stuff Magazine UK
A key aim for these works was to demystify the process of taking x-ray images and explain to patients the science behind the process in workshops with the equipment. Staff and the public were involved in bringing interest objects and revealing their structure or content by using x-rays with a qualified radiographer. The children particularly enjoyed the workshop process, seeing science being brought alive and learning with their parents seemed a mutually beneficial and fun experience. 95% of participants from the workshops said they would be interested in using the Radiology equipment again and had enjoyed the opportunity.
From these sessions we were able to collect data from the groups about what they wanted in terms of information from leaflets and staff they may meet. It was good to collect this data on their concerns in order to develop effective communication, and to combat their fears as much as possible. It is important to create (wherever possible) positive experiences within the hospital environment to reduce stress for further visits if required.
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Production of x-ray imagery used thought the feature film produced by Vertigo Films titled: Et Soudain, Tout Le Monde Me Manque (shot in Paris during August 2010). The last x-ray exhibition scene was shot at GALERIE ANNE DE VILLEPOIX, 43, rue de Montmorency 75003 Paris. Line Producer: Farid Chaouche.
Réalisatrice: Jennifer Devoldere Acteurs: Eli: Michel Blanc Justine: Mélanie Laurent Géraldine Nakache Guillaume Gouix