Images of Research: Hope for humanity

HPV: (un)cut narratives

Category: Hope for humanity


A sculpture made from strips of patient letters flowing out of test tubes

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to cervical and other cancers, but in many cases it doesn’t.  Although extremely common and often relatively harmless, those diagnosed tend to remain silent about the condition, hiding their worry and fears, significantly impacting their emotional wellbeing and social lives. Using co-creation as research, and art as a medium, this project seeks to encourage discussion around HPV and reframe its numerous – yet often unspoken – narratives.

Entrant: Caroline Verdier , French

Copyright: Caroline Verider

Funding: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Carnegie RIG; grant no: RIG008714

Collaborators: Lou Sarabadzic (Independent Artist) , Anne Nyyssonen (Medical Photographer)


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