BETWEEN: embodiment & identity

Event details

Event duration: 
1pm until 7pm Monday to Saturday
Type of event: 
All ages
Venue name: 
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House, East Wing


Ticket availability: 
Unlimited places - just turn up

About the event

How do we define the ‘self’ in an age of increasing materiality? 

This new exhibition explores how personal identity has become embodied in a powerful landscape of anatomical imagery, at the Inigo Rooms, a new space within Somerset House designed to foster innovative forms of engagement between King's College London, the cultural sector and the public.

The ancient philosophical tension between what we are and how we think, between human embodiment and identity, is being radically ramped-up and redefined by advances in anatomical knowledge and the brain sciences. At the same time, visual imaging techniques make this new knowledge visible and explicit, conferring huge explanatory power onto digitized medical imagery.

BETWEEN both celebrates the richness of such scientific research and presents works which collectively challenge technology’s entitlement to mediate form.

Exhibiting together for the first time, and working in collaboration with King’s neurobiologist Dr Richard Wingate from the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, artists Susan Aldworth, Andrew Carnie and Karen Ingham present works that cross-reference contemporary science, digital imaging techniques, philosophy and the humanities, to explore emerging and enriched images of the Self. 

Inigo Rooms, King’s Cultural Institute at King’s College London

Somerset House, East Wing, open Mon-Sat, 1.00pm – 7.00pm

19 April until 30 June 2012


King's College London


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