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Anatomy live : performance and the operating theatre /
edited by Maaike Bleeker.
imprint
[Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, c2008.
description
270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9053565167, 9789053565162
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[Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, c2008.
isbn
9053565167
9789053565162
general note
Selected papers presented at the conference "The Anatomical Theatre Revisited" in 2006.
catalogue key
6519192
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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In de openbare ontledingen in het historische anatomische theater van de vroege renaissance werd de basis gelegd voor wat in de daaropvolgende eeuwen het wetenschappelijke beeld van het lichaam zou gaan bepalen. Deze conceptie van het anatomische lichaam geschiedde in een theater en in de vorm van een voorstelling. In de loop van de eeuwen die volgden is dit theatrale en performatieve karakter van anatomische kennis op de achtergrond geraakt. Nieuwe ontwikkelingen op toneel en in wetenschap en filosofie nodigen uit tot heroverweging van de relaties tussen anatomie en theater in heden en verleden.
Main Description
Gross anatomy, the study of anatomical structures that can be seen by unassisted vision, has long been a subject of fascination for artists. For most modern viewers, however, the anatomy lesson hardly seems the proper breeding ground for the hybrid workings of art and theory. We forget that, in its early stages, anatomy pursued the highly theatrical spirit of Renaissance science, as painters such as Rembrandt and Da Vinci and medical instructors shared audiences devoted to the workings of the human body. Anatomy Live turns our modern notions of the dissecting table on its head - using anatomical theatre as a means of obtaining a fresh perspective on representations of the body, conceptions of subjectivity, and own knowledge about science and the stage. Critically dissecting well-known exhibitions like Body Worlds and The Visible Human Project and featuring contributions from a number of diverse scholars, Anatomy Live is not to be missed by anyone with an interest in this engaging intersection of science and artistic practice.
Main Description
Gross anatomy, the study of anatomical structures that can be seen by unassisted vision, has long been a subject of fascination for artists. For most modern viewers, however, the anatomy lesson hardly seems the proper breeding ground for the hybrid workings of art and theory. We forget that, in its early stages, anatomy pursued the highly theatrical spirit of Renaissance science, as painters such as Rembrandt and Da Vinci and medical instructors shared audiences devoted to the workings of the human body. Anatomy Live turns our modern notions of the dissecting table on its head - using anatomical theatre as a means of obtaining a fresh perspective on representations of the body, conceptions of subjectivity, and own knowledge about science and the stage. Critically dissecting well-known exhibitions like Body Worlds and The Visible Human Project and featuring contributions from a number of diverse scholars, Anatomy Live is not to be missed by anyone with an interest in this engaging intersection of science and artistic practice. This title is available in the OAPEN Library - http://www.oapen.org.
Main Description
Gross anatomy, the study of anatomical structures that can be seen by unassisted vision, has long been a subject of fascination for artists. For most modern viewers, however, the anatomy lessonthe technically precise province of clinical surgeons and medical facultieshardly seems the proper breeding ground for the hybrid workings of art and theory. We forget that, in its early stages, anatomy pursued the highly theatrical spirit of Renaissance science, as painters such as Rembrandt and Da Vinci and medical instructors like Fabricius of Aquapendente shared audiences devoted to the workings of the human body. Anatomy Live : Performance and the Operating Theatre , a remarkable consideration of new developments on the stage, as well as in contemporary writings of theorists such as Donna Haraway and Brian Massumi, turns our modern notions of the dissecting table on its headusing anatomical theatre as a means of obtaining a fresh perspective on representations of the body, conceptions of subjectivity, and own knowledge about science and the stage. Critically dissecting well-known exhibitions like Body Worlds and The Visible Human Project and featuring contributions from a number of diverse scholars on such subjects as the construction of spectatorship and the implications of anatomical history, Anatomy Live is not to be missed by anyone with an interest in this engaging intersection of science and artistic practice.
Main Description
This book demonstrates how the implications of the history of anatomical theatre can be seen at work in the appearance of dancing and acting bodies on stage.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Prologue - Men with Glass Bodies
Introduction
Holoman; Digital Cadaver
Digital Cadavers and Virtual Dissection
'Who Were You?': The Visible and the Visceral
Excavations: Fresh but Rotten
The Anatomy Lesson of Professor Moxham
'Be not faithless but believing': Illusion and Doubt in the Anatomy Theatre
De Anatomische Les
Of Dissection and Technologies of Culture in Actor Training Programs - an Example from 1960s West Germany
Ocular Anatomy, Chiasm, and Theatre Architecture as a Material Phenomenology in Early Modern Europe
Camillo - Memo 4.0: The Cabinet of Memories - A Tear Donnor Session
Martin, Massumi, and The Matrix
sensing presence no 1; performing a hyperlink system
'Where Are You Now?': Locating the Body in Contemporary Performance Susan Leigh Foster
Under My Skin
Anatomies of Live Art
Crash
Restaging the Monstrous
Delirium of the Flesh: 'All the Dead Voices' in the Space of the Now
K├Ârper
Operating Theatres: Body-bits and a Post-apartheid Aesthetics
Index
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