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Performance-lecture Books as Bodies, Bodies as Books at Royal College of Physicians, Museum Late, Thursday 5 March, 6.30pm

By amandacouch, Feb 20 2020 07:45PM

I will perform a new iteration of my performance-lecture, Books as Bodies, Bodies as Books at Royal College of Physicians, London, as part of their Museum Late on Thursday 5 March, from 6.30pm.


The performance-lecture explores the corporeality of books and the entanglement between the metaphorical, books as bodies of knowledge and experience, and the material, books constituted of actual bodily matter, parchment, leather, blood and hair. Referencing my nature prints of lambs livers exhibited in ‘Under the skin’ show at RCP, I will explore and enact ideas around skin, tissue and aprons; birthing amulets; matrices, wombs and printing plates; livers as tablets; and parchment and palimpsests, in collaboration with my own artworks, and artefacts from the Royal College of Physicians library collection.


For more information, visit the RCP events page, https://history.rcplondon.ac.uk/event/museum-late-2


The event is free, but booking is recommended. Visit the Eventbrite link, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/royal-college-of-physicians-museum-late-tickets-43304597216

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