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Racing Patience ICU

5:30pm to 7pm, Fairmont


An innovative and interactive game that simulates something of the rollercoaster of emotions experienced in an ICU setting. Racing Patience ICU inhabits the transdisciplinary sites between science, technology and the arts. In this card game, the patient is comatose and has no agency, no ability to physically instruct the ICU team about their wishes. The characteristics of the end of life within an ICU are often driven by technology, and determined by what it is possible to attempt, not necessarily what is in the better interests of the patient. The process of dying is on occasion reported as excessively prolonged, painful and stressful for patients, families and medical staff.

Racing Patience ICU captures some of the emotions experienced during this anxiety-inducing, incredibly stressful life experience.

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