Art Therapy for Medical Conditions

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With this film I wanted to explore ideas relating to infection and the changes such unpleasant things can bring about. I guess my motivation for this came from a relatively late diagnosis of type 1 diabetes when I was 25. While I do not consider this condition to be an infection strictly, what I do understand about this condition is the biological change it has had on my physical wellbeing. It took me a long time to come to terms with this condition, and for longer than I can remember all I could really do was fixate on how my body had changed. This psychological thought process combined with the fact that a part of my body no longer worked, did for a long time, lead to a quite acute sense of anxiety.

So Foreign Body is I guess an art therapy piece about change and the introduction of something that affects everything else around it. For me, this film is an abstract and experimental visualization of a state of mind relating to something that will always be with me. While the subject matter that Foreign Body relates to is far from pleasant, I am personally quite pleased with the simplistic beauty of its experimental imagery. Considering the context, I hope you enjoy.

About the author


Iain Goodyear is a film maker, motion graphics animator and photographer based in Manchester in the UK. Iain has produced films, music videos and animations that are experimental and abstract in nature since 2000. He graduated from Staffordshire University in 2001 with a BA Hons in Media Production. Iain also…

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