CRASSH series – Images of Care and Dying
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) series of screen media is well adapted to the task of allowing questions about illness, death and dying to be articulated, thought through, felt and re-imagined. Though representational and fabricated, they offer a sharp way back in to engaging with the bustle, upheaval, misery, tenderness and clarity of clinical work in this area. Film and images have a special capacity to allow us to remain with questions and difficult experiences, feeling out their meanings and implications for us and others, deepening our imagination of what life, dying and death is or might be. “Images of Care and Dying” offers a genuinely innovative interdisciplinary conversation focused around the themes of desire, responsiveness and representation – each of which is needed and difficult in a palliative care context.