The Brentford Biopsy Map is the result of a 12 week local residency by the artist Christian Nold with the designer Daniela Boraschi. Initiated by Watermans Arts Centre and the curator Ilze Black, the project consisted of a number of participatory workshops and drop in sessions. During the workshops the gallery acted as a live design and mapping studio for working with local people to gather, edit and visulise all the information that was used to create this map. We would like to say a very big thank you to everybody who participated and gave their time and energy towards this project.
Instead of taking tissue samples as one would from a human being, this project uses cultural probes to investigate the local social body and its unique ailments. Like eastern medicine, this project takes a holistic view of the body to look at the interconnections between problems to get a sense of the whole.