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Death Animations Symposium
Fri 19 Oct 2012
BALTIC, Gateshead

BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art presents Death Animations, a one-day symposium considering societal, artistic and ethical attitudes to death and the preservation of the body. Artist and BALTIC Professor Christine Borland is developing research links between medical, scientific and contemporary art practice; her current collaborative project with fellow artist Brody Condon explores the dynamic of the anatomy dissection theatre and its’ constituency, considering the potential for performance and role-play within this context. The research for their project 'Circles of Focus' is the foundation for the symposium.

This interdisciplinary event, held at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art will include presentations by international experts – medical educators Dr Quentin Fogg and Professor Alan Bleakley, curator and art writer Dr Francis McKee, author Dr Ruth Richardson, bioethics lecturer Dr Simon Woods, Death Studies lecturer Dr John E Troyer, performance and Nordic LARP researcher Jaakko Stenros, in addition to artists Christine Borland and Brody Condon.

Audio recordings of this event are available via an appointment with BALTIC Library & Archive. Please email for more details.

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