How can imperfect people embody utopian values?
With Anthony Schrag (artist) & Tim Owen Jones (adult nursing student student)
The role of the nurse brings high expectations, from others, as well as from nurses themselves. Yet how do imperfect people embody ideal values? Is it right to expect nurses to be ‘healthy role models’ or even ‘angels’? What kinds of pressure does this place on any nursing student when taking on this professional role? Working confidentially with student nurses, artist Anthony Schrag facilitated a series of live performances and events which examined this question through a series of social events, playful workshops, performances and protests.
29 Feb, First meeting of the Secret Society of Imperfect Nurses, Thomas Guy Club. http://www.groupspaces.com/ImperfectNurses 6.00-8.00pm (for nursing students)
April 4 Second Meeting of the Secret Society of Imperfect Nurses, Thomas Guy Club. http://www.groupspaces.com/ImperfectNurses Thomas Guy Club, 6.00-8.00pm
April 5 Power-Pose workshops, St Thomas Central Hall, from 1.00-4.00pm
April 6 Power-Pose workshops, St Thomas Central Hall, from 1.00-4.00pm
For more infomation about the artist see his website here: http://www.anthonyschrag.com
This project is part of Utopia: A Year of Imagination and Possibility, a collaboration between Somerset House, King’s College London and the Courtauld Institute of Art.