PANs internationales Awareness-Projekt
750 Millionen Menschen der Weltbevölkerung sind Analphabeten. Deshalb startete PAN ein internationales Awareness-Projekt mit Kurzanimationsfilmen zu den Themen „Funktion der Organe“, „Krebsentstehung“ und „Gesundheitsförderndes Verhalten“.
The project #TheEyeofGuardian – Guardian of Time supporting PAN was the beginning of an international awareness campaign inspired by artist Manfred Kielnhofer’s sculpture “Guardian of Time.”
The installation had its beginning in Accra, Ghana and is held in cooperation with the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ghana have partnered up with PAN as well as Kielnhofer, who came up with the original idea for the sculpture „Guardian of Time,” and David Searle with his Animated Patient-series of short informed animations. We built a tent that had the shape of Kinhofer’s „Guardian“ sculpture.
Guardian Tent: The Eye of Guardian
The installation originates from the internationally known painter, sculptor and photographer Manfred Kielnhofer. His sculpture “Guardian of Time,” which has brought Kielnhofer’s art installations to a global audience, will constitute the basis of the tents we created. The following pictures show a sketch of the structure. In fact, the final installation was a lot bigger.
This campaign was an awareness project combining consciousness-raising activities within the community and information about several diseases with main point on cancer through art installations.
Inside the tents
Inside the tents we showed information films about body funcions, physiology and several kinds of diseases. There was enough space for about 10 to 20 people inside of each of the tents. The main content of the films was the Animated Patient™ series. This series consisted of short animated films, explaining various diseases.
For example, there was a segment about pancreatitis. The series starts at the basal understanding of the pancreas, then moves on to pancreatic cancer and the management of the disease and concludes with therapeutical methods, such as endoscopic procedures and pancreatic surgery.
The topics of the movies vary, examining other organic systems and diseases. Besides the Animated Pancreas Patient, there is also the Animated Sarcoma Patient, the Animated Colonoscopy Patient, the Animated Diabetes or the Animated Depression Patient and many others. Furthermore, on the homepages of the Animated Patients one will find expert videos providing information about the various diseases. Given the opportunity, it would be possible to show these expert information films, too.