The first in a series of Specimens to Superhumans events curated by The Arts Catalyst and Shape
Thursday 12 May, 2011
Hunterian Museum, London
6.15-7.30pm 'Living Exhibit' performances, 7.45-9pm panel discussion, paybar from 6.15pm
Labyrinth of Living Exhibits considers issues around the historical representation of disabled people within medical contexts. Visitors will be invited to explore the Hunterian's collections and within the gallery will find four 'living exhibits'. These 'living exhibits' will be performances by disabled artists commissioned expressly to respond to the museum's permanent collection of specimens and curiosities:
- Aaron Williamson
- Sinéad O'Donnell
- Brian Catling
- Katherine Araniello
Artists Aaron Williamson and Katherine Araniello will then join a panel discussion with Sam Alberti, Director of Hunterian, and chaired by the BBC's science correspondent Richard Hollingham, will follow the gallery performances. The panel will discuss the historical representation of disability and contemporary approaches taken by the medical community. It will focus on how today's medical training views and engages with disabled people.
This is the first in series of Specimens and Superhuman events curated by The Arts Catalyst and Shape, more details on our
website where the panel discussion will be livestreamed on 12 May.
Access: Hunterian Museum is accessible by step-free routes. for
The panel discussion will be British Sign Language interpreted and will be supported by a palantypist. Please indicate on your booking any particular access requirements (including BSL) so we can ensure that your needs are met. Please email
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