Scanning for Gold 2012

22 May, 2012     6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What makes a high performance athlete?

Professor Darrell Evans (BSMS), Dr Gary Brickley (University of Brighton), Dr Malcolm Johnston (BSMS) and some Olympic and Paralympic games hopefuls take you on a new journey inside the body of a high performance athlete. Using discussion, medical imaging and photography, you will see how athletes develop their anatomy and physiology as they prepare to go for gold.

In addition, final year undergraduates from Northbrook College will be presenting an interactive theatre installation exploring the journey of mind and body that performance athletes take to reach their goals. The BSMS Art Society will be presenting artworks based on the scans of the athletes.

Main presentation from 6.30pm, theatre installation from 7.30pm.

The Scanning for Gold exhibition runs from 16 May to 15 June, weekdays from 9-5.30pm, BSMS Teaching Building foyer, University of Sussex.

The exhibition presents medical images and photographs of athletes with comment from anatomy, medical imaging and sport exercise specialists to illustrate how high performance athletes develop their bodies, supported by artworks inspired by the scans created by the BSMS Art Society.

Scanning for Gold is a collaboration between Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the University of Brighton's Chelsea School. It began as a project of the Creative Campus Initiative, and holds an Inspired by 2012 award for contribution to the Cultural Olympiad.

Read more about the Scanning for Gold project.


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