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Spectacular Evidence: Theatres of the Observed Mind

Michelle Williams Gamaker and Julia Kouneski, Scaling COPAN (2009), HDV, Sound, single-screen projection

11am-6pm. £10/£6 concessions. Please note that registration will commence from 10.30am.

A one-day symposium, Spectacular Evidence, will include presentations, performances, screenings and talks from the fields of visual art, medicine and critical theory.

Drawing upon histories of madness and its exhibition, and considering how it has been staged as cultural performance, this event will consider behaviours and ‘performances’ exchanged between viewer and physician in relation to patient.

Convened by Dr Zoë Mendelson and presented by Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School Public Programme in association with Toynbee Studios.

Programme Download the PDF

10.30am Registration

11am Dr Zoë Mendelson: Short introduction to proceedings


11am-1pm SESSION 1: MADNESS AND AESTHETIC SPECTACLE

Zoe Beloff, Charming Augustine
Dr Anna Harpin, Can you see what I mean? Gaze, Feeling and Power in Three Portraits of Psychiatric Care
Florence Peake, Inter-penetrating waves of energy constellating in time and space


1-2pm Break for lunch


2-3.40pm SESSION 2: CASE STUDIES/STUDIES OF CASES

Dr Michelle Williams Gamaker, The House is a Body: Biological Architecture
Eddy Dreadnought, Fish
Dr Sal Anderson, Gone Mad
Dr Caterina Albano, The Trauma Scene


3.40-4pm Break for coffee


4-6pm SESSION 3: MADNESS, SPACE AND OBJECT

Dr Zoë Mendelson, Clutter Image Rating
Dr Monika Ankele, Bedside scenes. On the scenography and performativity of the sickbed
Dr Joanne Morra, Acting Out: An Intimate Encounter Between Louise Bourgeois and Melanie Klein
Rosemary Cronin, Three Dusty Springfields Having a Food Fight


6-7pm Drinks in the Arts Bar & Café (one free drink per person with ticket)

* Please note that timings may be subject to change on the day

Date and time

24 March 2017

Please note
This is now a past event.

Venue

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
Box office: 020 7650 2350
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