Weaving together extraordinary images, bio-medical research and individual testimonies, LUCIDA exposes the curious and complex relationship between the human eye, the brain and vision.

To develop LUCIDA, Chan collaborated with ophthalmologists, neurobiologists, vision scientists and psychologists – particularly renowned vision scientist Colin Blakemore.

Alongside the scientific framework, individual stories – some with people losing their sight – provide a personal narrative that is at times philosophical and poetic. The haunting soundtrack is composed by Dominik Scherrer, the winner of the 2014 Ivor Novello Award.

LUCIDA was commissioned by the University of Salford Art Collection and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in partnership with the Centre for the Study of the Senses, University of London and Tintype.