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Anatomy Live

Performance and the Operating Theatre

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Anatomy Live by Maaike Bleeker
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Description

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 and medical instructors shared audiences devoted to the workings of the human body. Anatomy Live 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. Critically dissecting well-known exhibitions like Body Worlds and The Visible Human Project and featuring contributions from a number of diverse scholars, Anatomy Live is not to be missed by anyone with an interest in this engaging intersection of science and artistic practice.

Author Biography

Maaike Bleeker is a dramaturge and professor of theatre and dance at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2008
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Illustrations
40 black and white illustrations
Imprint
Amsterdam University Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
156x234x18
ISBN-13
9789053565162
Product ID
3606736

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