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Do you consider yourself healthy?

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Photograph of an individual sat at a desk in a museum gallery setting, wearing a face covering and a pair of yellow on-ear headphones. They are holding a pencil in their left hand, writing on a sheet of paper. To their right is a small post box and a pencil holder. Behind them is a window. In front of them is a large information panel with the title, 'Do you consider yourself healthy? Oreet Ashrey, 2019 - ongoing' written on it.
Do you consider yourself healthy? Oreet Ashery, Photo: Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Drop in to the Reading Room to take part in artist Oreet Ashery’s project.

Ashery invites you to consider how you feel about your own mental and physical health. Add your response to a growing collection of intimate, moving, funny and frank accounts of health submitted by our visitors. A changing selection of responses will be displayed in the installation over the coming months, opening up the space for shared contemplation.

This project was originally part of Ashery’s recent exhibition at Wellcome Collection, ‘Misbehaving Bodies: Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery’, which explored lived experiences of care and chronic illness.

Listen to the audio (55 mins, featuring readers Jordan Ajadi, Alexis De Sousa, Lizzy Le Quesne, and Madinah Thompson).