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THE CRUCIBLE – Where scientists meet artists, Thursday 9th October, 6.30 – 8.30 2014

CHANGING FACES EVENT at the Gordon Museum of Pathology  


Portrait artist Diarmuid Kelley and leading facial plastic surgeon Charles Nduka talk about their work, how they view the human face and the ethics involved with changing identity.
The talks will be followed by discussion, chaired by the director of the Science Gallery Dr Daniel Glaser.

The Exquisite Corpse Will Drink The Young Wine, 2012

New site-specific performance as part of MERGE 2012 by Fiona Banner and Viv Albertine with Origamibiro, The Joy of Box, Steve Beresford, James McArthur and a male voice choir
Wednesday, 17th October 2013 7pm-8.30pm
The Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0EX

The Exquisite Corpse Will Drink The Young Wine, 2012’ brought together a group of contemporary musicians and artists for a night of performance at the Welsh Congregational Chapel in Borough, London.

The title of the evening was taken from a verbal parlour game appropriated by the Surrealists to celebrate the ‘mystique of accident,’ wherein participants blindly wrote words on a single piece of paper to form bizarre and unexpected sentences. Banner and Albertine presented a new musical re-arrangement of the hit 1966 pop song, Snoopy Vs The Red Baron. The performance pursued the spirit of collaborative endeavour, furthering the narrative of the fictional cartoon beagle and his nemesis ace of aces Manfred Von Richthofen AKA The Red Baron. A German World War One fighter pilot, infamous for the number of soldiers he killed in combat and for the delight he supposedly took in doing so. Largely thanks to wartime propaganda, Richthofen was legendary in his own lifetime and mythologised posthumously.

In the company of animals – Olly & Suzi, Tony Fitzjohn, Dr Dawn Hawkins, 2005

At the most recent event in partnership with the Ri, as part of its RiArt programme, acclaimed artists Olly & Suzi, conservationist Tony Fitzjohn and animal behaviourist Dawn Hawkins, explored how each of them conceive of the animals they work with. Addressing questions as varied as the purpose and benefits of their work, and are animals their subjects or their collaborators? How can each of them contribute to keeping species from disappearing from the wild, and what can artists, scientists and conservationists learn by listening to each other’s viewpoints?