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|Title: ||The Anatomy Lesson of Professor Moxham|
|Authors: ||Ingham, Karen|
|Keywords: ||Art, Anatomy, Performance|
|Issue Date: ||Apr-2008|
|Publisher: ||Amsterdam University Press|
|Citation: ||Ingham, K. 'The Anatomy Lesson of Professor Moxham' in Maaike B., ed. Anatomy Live: Performance and the Operating Theatre|
|Description: ||'The Anatomy Lesson of Professor Moxham' (2008), Ingham, K. pp. 75-93 in ANATOMY LIVE: Performance and the Operating Theatre
(Ed.) Maaike Bleeker
Gross anatomy, the study of anatomical structures that can be seen by unassisted vision, has long been a subject of fascination for artists. For most modern viewers, however, the anatomy lesson hardly seems the proper breeding ground for the hybrid workings of art and theory. We forget that, in its early stages, anatomy pursued the highly theatrical spirit of Renaissance science, as painters such as Rembrandt and Da Vinci shared audiences devoted to the workings of the human body.
Anatomy Live, a remarkable consideration of new developments on the stage, as well as in contemporary writings of theorists such as Donna Haraway and Brian Massumi, turns our modern notions of the dissecting table on its head-using anatomical theatre as a means of obtaining a fresh perspective on representations of the body, conceptions of subjectivity, and own knowledge about science and the stage.
With contributions from Gianna Bouchard, Pannil Camp, José van Dijck, Rachel Fensham, Susan Foster, Karen Ingham, Anja Klöck, Michal Kobialka, Bojana Kunst, Ian Maxwell, Sally Jane Norman and Maaike Bleeker, and documentation from exhibitions of Marijs Boulogne, Renée Copraij, Emil Hrvatin, Isabelle Jenniches, Eric Joris/Crew, Stefan Kunzmann, Ivana Müller, Glen Tetley, Mike Tyler and Sasha Waltz.
MediaMatters is a new series from Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 978 90 5356 516 2 Paperback, 272 pages|
|Appears in Collections:||Centre for Lens Arts & Science Interaction (CLASI)|
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