Following Arts and Health Check Up Check In 2018 at Crawford Art Gallery on 26 April, keynote speaker Professor Anna Furse, FRSA, will share her knowledge of theatre, writing, medical humanities and interdisciplinary collaborations further at a special workshop the following day, Friday 27 April, at the same venue.
Entitled Interiority, this workshop will introduce aspects of research towards Anna Furse’s digital artwork I’m Not a Piece of Meat to reflect on how culture and medicine are braided historically. In terms of looking at the history of anatomy and its practice today, a wealth of information comes into play which engages us in ethical, political and social questions, as well as emotional and imaginative experiences, as we explore the meaning of our interiority, both alive and dead.
Tickets are €15.00
Places for this workshop are limited, so advance booking is essential.
Booking link: www.eventbrite.ie/e/interiority-workshop-with-professor-anna-furse-tickets-43484238528
When you have booked your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and role/interest in arts and health. This will help us to understand the numbers of artists and healthcare professionals attending, which will help us with our event preparations.
Professor Anna Furse FRSA
A 20-year career as an award-winning director and writer of over 50 international touring productions includes Artistic Direction of Paines Plough (1990-1995) with whom Anna pioneered new writing dramaturgies. Her works since her full-time academic career have delved into eating disorders, hysterias, (sub)fertility and reproduction, anatomy, and the woman’s presence in the medical gaze, funded by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England. Her current project ‘The Theatre of Our Bodies’ includes ‘Anna Furse Performs an Anatomy Act: a show and tell’, an interdisciplinary talks series ‘Interiorities’, co-curated with Dawn Kemp, Director of Museums and Archives, Royal College of Surgeons (2017), and a digital publication I’m Not a Piece of Meat (2018), commissioned by CREATE (the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland) and CAPP (Collaborative Art Partnership Programme).
At Goldsmiths, University of London, Anna co-directs The Centre of the Body. A frequent international conference speaker and workshop leader, her publications include chapters, several plays, and an anthology she edited, Theatre in Pieces: Poetics, Politics and Interdisciplinary Collaboration (Methuen 2011).
Read Anna’s perspective, Spectacular Body, commissioned by artsandhealth.ie