In 2016, One Tenth Human curated a night of sensational art and science for the Wellcome Trust’s annual screenwriting party. 


More than 400 VIP guests from the film industry gathered to hear that Sally Wainwright was the winner 

of the 2016 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship, an award given in partnership with the BFI and Film Four.


Our sensational event invited guests to revel in their senses, allowing new physical sensations to explode on their tongues, 

raise goosebumps on their flesh, and fire their body’s chemicals to sway their mood.





The night’s events featured collaborations with an exciting range of artists and scientists. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the project, or working with One Tenth Human on a collaboration or commission, do get in touch.




People sat with blindfolds and earphones on being tickled by a plant CC BY: Camilla Greenwell/Wellcome

The Feelies 


The Feelies was born out of the Shuffle Festival and the support of a Wellcome Trust People Award. 


It brings together theatre, perception psychology and 

human-computer interaction research. 


It explores communication beyond the audiovisual.


Participant and facilitator laughing, both in aprons looking into plastic cups CC BY: Camilla Greenwell/Wellcome

Sensation Seekers


Created by Sarah Punshon and Clare Dunn 

for One Tenth Human. Based on activities originally developed by Angel Exit Theatre for Einstein’s Garden.


In collaboration with Dr.Suchita Nadkarni, research endocrinologist at the William Harvey Research Institute.




Purple tongue like objects emerging from paper cup with finger pointing at them CC BY: Camilla Greenwell/Wellcome

Terminal Sulcus


Sulcus was inspired by the tasty sandwiches artist 

Beatrice Haines ate at her grandparents’ house as a child.


One day she was horrified to discover that the succulent, meaty filling she had been eating, was in fact bovine tongue. 


Beatrice Haines is a British artist, winner of the Anthology Art Prize (2015) and the RBS Sculpture Award (2014). 


Her work has been exhibited at the Royal College of Arts and Science Gallery Dublin, amongst others.


Person in red boater hat and stripe waistcoat offering things to eat and smell on tray, participants looking happy CC BY: Camilla Greenwell/Wellcome


The Wellcome Genome Campus


Researchers from the campus invited guests to discover 

how tiny differences in your DNA can turn you into a supertaster or super-smeller. 


The campus is home to two of the world’s foremost institutes in genomics and computational biology; the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute.

Facilitator in lab coat wearing heart glasses on sofa with participant, above them washing line with lettered postcards spelling the word kiss CC BY: Camilla Greenwell/Wellcome


Science of Snogging


Snog scientists Rosie Wilby and Amie Taylor invited guests

to share and document their favourite smooching stories. 


Amie Taylor is a writer, actor and director whose work includes projects with Stella Duffy and The 10-33 Project. 


Rosie Wilby is a comedian, musician, writer and broadcaster, based in London. She has performed at Sydney Mardi Gras, 

The Comedy Store, Latitude Festival and on Radio 4, amongst others.

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