Sheila is presenting Infinity Knot as a drop-in activity as part of Clod Ensemble’s symposium Agents of Change: The Power of the Placebo Effect.

The event takes place on November 3rd 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Wellcome Collection.


Join us for a day of provocation and engaging discussion with leading scientists, cultural thinkers, artists and medics, exploring the topic of placebo. 

What is the placebo effect and what can it tell us about the way we practice healthcare today? How can expectations, suggestibility, belief, charisma of the healer, ritual and environment impact on our health? Can we be agents of our own pleasure and pain? How are we affected by those providing us with care, the manner in which we are cared for, or the setting in which care is given?

Drop in and out for the whole day, or come along to one or two of the individual sessions listed below. 

Part of The Power of Placebo – a national programme of events to accompany our new performance, Placebo.

SESSION 1: MIND & BODY (11:00 – 12:30) Featuring: Jo Marchant, Jon Stone, Suzy Willson, Peggy Shaw, Hana Ayoob (Chair)

SESSION 2: RITUALS OF CARE (13:15 – 14:45) Featuring: Sarah Goldingay, Paul Dieppe, John Fox, Christina Lee, Hana Ayoob (Chair)

SESSION 3: HEALING SPACES (15:00 – 17:00) Featuring: Elisabeth Hsu, Amy Shelton, John Burnside, Trystan Hawkins, Andrew Hall, Hana Ayoob (Chair)