Past Programme

Infertility and Unpregnancy: Strategies for Transdisciplinary Practice in Art and Medicine.

Wednesday 18th May, 4pm to 5.30pm BST / 11am to 12.30 pm EDT. 

Click here to watch the recording (available until 1st June 2022)

 A dialogue between art historian Tamar Tembeck and artist Heidi Barkun, and a response from Isabel Davis.

Image: Heidi Barkun, Mère à tout prix [Chaire Maternité & CEUM], 2021. © the artist.

Art Hx X Confabulations at curative/spaces: Art Hx 2022 Symposium

Thursday 28th April 2022.

Convened by Art Hx and bringing together artists, curators, writers, organizers, and academics, curative/spaces offers a forum for the exploration of the relationships between race, space, and healthcare through the lens of art and design. Panelists will consider the many implications of these intersections while also reflecting upon their implications for communities’ access to resources, meanings about the body, and our understandings and conceptions of healthcare. 

Confabulations is delighted to be partnering with Art Hx to present a curated panel of outstanding early career scholars, drawing on our networks with researchers in a number of UK-based critical medical humanities networks. This panel will focus on the inter-relations between health, space and race in archives and museums, with a particular focus on medical photography and medical museum collections.

Patient-Doctor Intimates

Wednesday 9th March 2022, 4pm–5:30pm GMT / 11am–12:30pm EST

Through art and art historical practice, Olivia Turner and Alison Syme explore the entangled, intimate, and dangerous possibilities of patient-doctor relationships, especially when these identities are embodied by women. 

Olivia Turner (2021) O (Symptom), Performance. Still by Arto Polus.

Being Horizontal: Vulnerability, Interdependence and Resistance 

Wednesday 9th February 2022 (18.00 to 20.00 GMT / 13.00 to 15.00 EST)

Image © Harold Offeh, from the series “Lounging” (2017-2020).

Curated by Nora Heidorn and featuring films by Nashashibi/Skaer, Teatro da Vertigem, and Kinkaleri, a performance by Harold Offeh, and a conversation with Felicity Callard.

What Is “Lived Experience”?

Wednesday 12th January 2022.

From the series “Insula” (2003-2013) © Daniel Regan

This event brings together artist Daniel Regan and historian Chris Millard in a conversation on the use of the term ‘lived experience’ in the arts, health, and academic sectors. 

Image © Beverley Hood

The Black Box of Medical Imaging

Wednesday 8th December 2021.

A panel presentation and roundtable conversation with Silvia Casini, Beverley Hood and Liz Orton.

Justice Walz, Anxiety Escape Kit, 2017. As displayed in The Sustenance Rite. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.

Feelings, Objects, Altars: Using the ‘Bibliographic Altar’ to Explore Depression

Wednesday 24th November 2021.

A participatory workshop curated by Julie Hollenbach and Robin Alex McDonald and guided by Justice Walz.

Emily Dickinson, Long Years apart, Amherst Manuscript 277, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Wednesday 6th October 2021.

A presentation and discussion of work in progress by Gemma Blackshaw and Alice Butler.

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