PROJECTS & EXPERIMENTS
Predicting papilloedema is a project focused on an invisible symptom of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), papilloedema (optic nerve swelling). IIH is a rare brain condition with no known cause or cure which affects predominantly women ages 25-35. Papilloedema is the symptom that leads to a diagnosis of IIH and can be picked up by a high street optician. In collaboration with the POP study group from the University of Birmingham.
Immortal Ground is a living installation consisting of oyster mushrooms, reishi mushrooms, sage, lavender and casts of Fisher's head and arms. Immersed in soil, this installation tells a story of the use of medicinal plants in Asian culture questioning the relationship between ourselves, nature and our immortality.
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)
IIH is a rare brain condition that affects predominantly women and has invisible symptoms that are misunderstood by society and medical professionals. Fisher was diagnosed with IIH in 2018 and has been navigating and working with IIHUK Charity as Arts & Culture Representative on collaborative artworks, research projects and public engagement, to communicate the invisible world of chronic illness.