Simeon Nelson Anarchy in the Organism

Anarchy in the Organism

Artist Simeon Nelson came to ONCA in July 2016 to discuss his work Anarchy in the Organism. Simeon is a sculptor, new media and interdisciplinary artist interested in convergences between science, religion and art, complexity theory and relationships between art, architecture urban sites and the natural world. He questions contemporary attitudes to cancer and mortality: is cancer an aberration, or is it an embedded aspect of being a complex organism?

The event at ONCA was co-hosted by Macmillan and after the talk, participants discussed the role of arts in health and specifically what services ONCA, in collaboration with the new Macmillan Horizon Centre, could offer people affected by and living with cancer.