Art and the theatre of mind and body: how contemporary arts practice is re-framing the anatomo-clinical theatre

Ingham, Karen (2010) Art and the theatre of mind and body: how contemporary arts practice is re-framing the anatomo-clinical theatre. Journal of Anatomy, 216 (2). pp. 251-263.

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Abstract

The correspondences and disparities between how artists and anatomists view the body have historically been a source of creative collaboration, but how is this imaginative interdisciplinarity sustained and expressed in a contemporary context? In this review I suggest that contemporary artists engaging with the body, and the corresponding biomedical and architectural spaces where the body is investigated, are engendering innovative and challenging artworks that stimulate new relationships between art and anatomy. Citing a number of examples from key artists and referencing some of my own practice-based research, I posit that creative cross-fertilization provokes a discourse between mediated public perceptions of disease, death and the disposal of morbid remains, and the contemporary reality of biomedical practice. This is a dialogue that is complex, rich and diverse, and ultimately rewarding for both art and anatomy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: Ingham, K. 'Art and the theatre of mind and body: how contemporary arts practice is re-framing the anatomo-clinical theatre', in, The Journal of Anatomy, 2010 February; 216(2): 251–263. Published online 2009 November 19. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7580.2009.01166.x.
Uncontrolled Keywords: anatomical theatre, art and bioscience, art and neuroscience, contemporary art, dissecting room, history of art, interdisciplinarity
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Wales Institute for Science & Art (WISA) > Academic Discipline: Art & Media
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 14:47
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 12:32
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/265

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