Crafting Anatomies will place the human body at the centre of a multi-disciplinary dialogue; exploring how this entity has been interpreted, crafted and reimagined in historical, contemporary and future contexts.
43 practitioners in total will take part, including » Boudicca » Shelly Goldsmith » Lauren Kalman » Amy Congdon » Richard Arm » John Pacey-Lowrie » Juliana Sissons » Karen Ingham» Marloes Ten Bhömer » The Human Harp Project and many more.The exhibition will dissect attitudes and approaches towards contexts of the body by showcasing visionary practices of leading international artists, clinicians and designers. These will be featured alongside anatomical exhibits selected from historical collections including films from The Wellcome Trust archive. Organs crafted by silk worms, bespoke jewelry cultured from human skin cells, couture garments constructed using plastic surgery cutting techniques are just some of the speculative projects that will be on display.
A series of talks, demonstrations and workshops will also accompany the exhibition, culminating in a symposium to highlight the rigor in approaches to this subject by the individuals featured in the show.
This exhibition is curated by Amanda Briggs-Goode, Katherine Townsend and Rhian Solomon – members of the Creative Textiles Research Group at Nottingham Trent University.