2 hour performance
Platform 00000012, Friday 14th December, Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne

“The scalpel moves with surprising ease. Bending close over the cadavers, the students hold the scalpel “like a cello bow”, in a traditional phase, and pull it across the skin, straight down the spine. The instrument seems to perform more like a paintbrush than a knife.” (Albert Howard Carter III)

(di)ssection is the performance of a (dead) rabbit dissection, instructed by Grants Dissector (Twelfth Edition). The premises of which, explores the problematic nature of executing human dissection to acquire the mastery of principle anatomy; reflected in the decline of dissection practised in medical schools worldwide. Literally, the ‘death’ of dissection.
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2 hour performance
Platform 00000012, Friday 14th December, Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne

“The scalpel moves with surprising ease. Bending close over the cadavers, the students hold the scalpel “like a cello bow”, in a traditional phase, and pull it across the skin, straight down the spine. The instrument seems to perform more like a paintbrush than a knife.” (Albert Howard Carter III)

(di)ssection is the performance of a (dead) rabbit dissection, instructed by Grants Dissector (Twelfth Edition). The premises of which, explores the problematic nature of executing human dissection to acquire the mastery of principle anatomy; reflected in the decline of dissection practised in medical schools worldwide. Literally, the ‘death’ of dissection.
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