The Art of Surgery – http://philevents.org/event/show/11985
October 18, 2013
The Art of Surgery
Roger Kneebone (Imperial College London)
Friday, October 18 2013, 9:30pm BST – 11:30pm
Centre for the Study of the Senses, Institute of Philosophy
The Art of Surgery is a lecture by Roger Kneebone, who frames surgery as a profession that is also a craft and a performance. Roger explores parallels between realms of expertise that may at first appear unconnected, challenging preconceptions about boundaries between disciplines. Theatre Director Rachel Warr with puppeteers Matt Hutchinson, Cass Gastaldon and Fagner Gastaldon, will demonstrate and discuss elements of Bunraku puppetry technique. This work forms part of a collaboration with Professor Kneebone, exploring parallels between the working practices of surgeons and puppeteers.
The Lecture, as part of the Bloomsbury Festival, is held to accompany a series of performances taking place at The Place Theatre in collaboration with Sudhana Dance. Performances of ‘Under My Skin’ take place at 8pm on 18 and 19 Oct – more information: http://www.theplace.org.uk/sadhana-dance. Free performances of Surgical Simulations will take place during the day on 19 Oct – more information: http://www.theplace.org.uk/surgical-simulations-2013.