Artists Aaron Williamson and Katherine Araniello, will be joined on the panel by Sam Alberti, Director of Hunterian for a discussion about the historical representation of disability and contemporary approaches taken by the medical community, chaired by the BBC's science correspondent Richard Hollingham. The discussion will focus on how today's medical training views and engages with disabled people.
The Hunterian Museum’s collection of medical and surgical specimens and curiosities reflects the lived history of disability/physical impairment. The ‘living exhibit’ performances may be read as interventions into medical history. In keeping with the character of the Hunterian, and with the past to which the exhibits pay testimony, there will be an emphasis upon low-tech, nonverbal performance pieces that operate autonomously around the collection.