A diagnosis of prostate cancer inspires multidisciplinary artist Max Dean to begin an all-consuming creative project that offers an unconventional first-hand account of a disease that affects one in six men.

Best known for the Robotic Chair that collapses and then reassembles itself, Canadian artist Max Dean creates new artworks exploring his personal journey through prostate cancer. In Still Max, the artist enlists a team of discarded figures from a decommissioned amusement ride to help him negotiate his diagnosis. The idea of fixing oneself and others takes on a poignant and pressing meaning as the artist’s partner, Martha Fleury is confronted with an aggressive cancer. The question, “how do we fix ourselves?” is central to this emotional humanist portrait of creativity, resilience, hope, art and cancer.