Matter into Imagination

inside the heads of 30 strangers


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Matter into Imagination at
Brainscape 30, 2006

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the rediscovery in 1956 of the oldest operating theatre in Europe, Susan Aldworth shows her work in the Museum's newly restored attic of St Thomas' Church attic.

Is it possible to locate and identify the ‘me’ within the convolutions of the brain’s matter? Can the working of the imagination be seen and touched? Artist Susan Aldworth grapples with these questions in works for the exhibition "Matter Into Imagination". The installation comprises video footage, film and photographic imagery using scans of her own brain.

Supported by the Arts Council and Vital Arts as artist in residence at the Royal London Hospital, Susan has been given unprecedented access to the neurological operating theatres. She is collaborating with consultant neuroradiologist Dr Paul Butler at the Royal London Hospital, with contributions from neuropsychologist and author Dr Paul Broks.

Previously showing at the Menier Gallery.


Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret
9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
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Daily 10.30am-5pm

£6; conc £5; child £3.50; family (2+4) £13.90


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