Tuesday, 11 June 2013

...a taste of mortality

I’m working out of the country for a couple of weeks and will be posting the odd spontaneous reflection on different places and spaces (see below). I hope it’s not too self-indulgent and of some interest to you!

Please make a note in your diaries and share the following information which, along with other exhibition-related events, is on a dedicated MORTALITY blog page.

Mortality: Death and the Imagination
8th July – 16th August 2013

Ian Breakwell | Felix Gonzalez-Torres | Douglas Gordon | Julian Opie 
Cornelia Parker |  Bob and Roberta Smith | Sam Taylor Wood

The Holden Gallery
Manchester Metropolitan University, Grosvenor Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BR

To mark the opening of Mortality, Dr Iona Heath will present a new paper, MEMENTO MORI.

“Today, we who live in the richer countries of the world have the unprecedented good fortune of a gratifyingly extended expectation of life but, apparently still dissatisfied with this, we seem to want to push it further and pretend that life can be indefinitely extended.”

For full details of this free public lecture on Friday 5th July and the private view go to: http://mortalitydeathandtheimagination.webs.com


On Monday 8th of July we are pleased to welcome some truly creative minds from the field of health, medicine and the arts to share some of their passions and ideas from their practice and as a response to the exhibition.

Dr Sam Guglani is a consultant in clinical oncology and curates ‘Medicine Unboxed’ an NHS initiative engaging the public and front-line NHS staff with a view of medicine that is infused and elaborated by the humanities. Molly Carlile has a clinical background in specialist palliative care nursing, counselling and education and manages Palliative Care Services at Austin Health in Australia. Victoria Hume is an NHS arts manager, who has written a series of songs about hallucinations in intensive care, based on interviews with people who have been through this extraordinary experience, and with the staff who care for them.

For dates and times and more details about this free event, go to: http://mortalitydeathandtheimagination.webs.com

Please don’t write to Clive as he is not able to reply to email at the moment. Contact details for MORTALITY are on the dedicated pages.

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