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8 December 2021 - 8 December 2021

6:00PM - 7:30PM

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The third installment of Confabulations: Art Practice, Art History, Critical Medical Humanities, a new series of urgent conversations on health, medicine, and medicalised bodies

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Beverley Hood, Immobile Choreography

What is a “medical image” and how does it mediate the contemporary clinical encounter? How might we think about medical imaging as dynamic temporal and spatial human experiences, rather than as inert representations or disembodied technology? How and where are medical images produced, who do they belong to, and what do they want? A panel presentation and roundtable conversation with Silvia Casini, and artists Beverley Hood and Liz Orton. For further details and to book:

Silvia Casini lectures in Film and Visual Culture at Aberdeen University and her courses are also attended by medical students. She is the author of Giving Bodies back to Data (MIT, 2021).

Beverley Hood is an artist and Reader in Technological Embodiment and Creative Practice, at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.

Liz Orton is an artist working with images and text and film, to explore ideas of authorship and voice, often using found or archival material. 

Image details: Beverley Hood, Immobile Choreography


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Confabulations: Art Practice, Art History, Critical Medical Humanities is a new series of urgent conversations on health, medicine, and medicalised bodies triangulating three areas of practice and scholarship, each with their own lineages, disciplinary ambits, and trajectories of remembering and forgetting.

Consisting of talks, workshops, readings, performances, and works-in-progress presentations, the online series intends to make explicit the contributions that artists and art historians can make to debates and developments in critical medical humanities and, in turn, to offer ways of expanding the possibilities of art practice and art history. Calling on artists and art historians who are ‘medical humanities curious’ as well as those who already identify with medical humanities, Confabulations aims to make and hold space for experimentation, risk, and dialogue in the hopes of fostering a community of practitioners and scholars interested in shaping future relations and interdependencies among art practice, art history, and critical medical humanities.

Confabulations is convened by Fiona Johnstone (Durham University, UK), Allison Morehead (Queen’s University, Canada) and Imogen Wiltshire (University of Leicester, UK). We gratefully acknowledge the support of Durham University, Institute for Medical Humanities, UK, the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research, UK, Queen’s University, Katarokwi (Kingston), Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Leicester Wellcome Trust ISSF.


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