Rosie Ward is a really talented artist, currently doing a PhD student at the University of Sheffield. I am really excited to say that she has asked me to be involved with some very interesting and important work that she is doing. It involves the use of visual and audio techniques to create experiential artworks which aim to capture the highly personal and subjective experience of a NDE. This research will inspire new artwork within her PhD and this will explore the notion of challenging the audience to question their subjective understanding of what it means to be ‘alive’. She is presently looking for participants whom have had a NDE and interested in being involved within this project.
Within past work, ‘Breathing Space’, Rosie has created the feeling of the live presence of a little girl inhabiting the site of 16th Century Vaults located underneath Glasgow Railway station. This little girl has now become a folklore attached to the building because the audience experienced her as ‘real’ when in fact she was created purely from re-projected video and sound. Please see her website for video documentation of this work, at http://www.rosieward.co.uk/portfolio_breathingspace.html and also a review at
Here is also a link to Rosie’s blog:
Rosie is presently looking for participants within the UK*, who have had a NDE and would be interested in being involved within this unique project. Please do get in contact, Rosie would love to hear from you.
*Unfortunately, at this point in time, lack of funds means that NDErs from outside the UK will have to be excluded as the project involves direct meetings with Rosie.