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BETWEEN: embodiment & identity

Exhibition in the Inigo Rooms

How do we define the ‘self’ in an age of increasing materiality? BETWEEN: embodiment & identity is the new Inigo Rooms exhibition, sponsored by the School of Biomedical Sciences, which explores how personal identity has become embodied in a powerful landscape of anatomical imagery.

Artists Susan Aldworth, Andrew Carnie and Karen Ingham in collaboration with neuroscientist Richard Wingate, present works that both interrogate and acknowledge the potency of a biomedical revolution in which King’s plays a leading international role.

The ancient philosophical tension between what we are and how we think, between human embodiment and identity, is being radically ramped-up and redefined by advances in anatomical knowledge and the brain sciences. At the same time, visual imaging techniques make this new knowledge visible and explicit, conferring huge explanatory power onto digitized medical imagery.

BETWEEN: embodiment & identity both celebrates the richness of such scientific research and presents works which collectively challenge technology’s entitlement to mediate form.

For further information please contact Flo Austin.

Details

When: Thursday 19 April - Saturday 30 June

Where: Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus

Open: Monday-Saturday, 13.00 - 19.00

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