Susan Aldworth: Reassembling the Self: A Collection

Susan Aldworth: Reassembling the Self: A Collection
Library Shelf Location ABC-ALDW
Publication Date 2012

Reassembling the Self: A Collection, edited by Susan Aldworth (2012). Essays by Julia Beaumont-Jones, Paul Broks and Anya Hurlbert. Catalogue published to accompany an exhibition at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle and Vane, Newcastle, September to November 2012. 68pp, four-colour throughout. ‘Reassembling the Self’ is an exhibition on two sites, the Hatton Gallery and Vane. Centred in a study of the condition of schizophrenia, it weaves together art, science, psychiatry and individual histories in an, exploration of self, perception and the fragility of human identity. ‘ My new works for the exhibition include a new suite of lithographs made with Stanley Jones at the Curwen Studio and Memoirs, a new film, based on a seminal text about schizophrenia, Daniel Paul Schreiber’s Memoirs of My Nervous Illness. These works stands in a suggestive dialogue with other works commissioned for the exhibition. There are paintings and drawings by two skilled artists with a schizophrenia diagnosis. Artists and scientists from Newcastle University have collaborated to create a giant dosage meter (The Compliance Appliance) which will deliver 192,000 pills – a lifetime’s supply of anti-psychotic medication – over the course of the exhibition. Sarah Blood has produced a 12 foot neon angel (with its negative partner) and Alessandro Altavilla has made an innovative audio visual work called The Loud Self.

ISBN 9780955811319
Quantity 1
Pages 44
Editor Susan Aldworth
Authors Julia Beaumont-Jones, Anya Hurlbert
Format Loose bound
Publisher Cassland Books
Related Artists Alessandro Altavilla, Sarah Blood, Kevin Mitchinson, Camille Ormston, Barney Quinton, Susan Aldworth
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment)
Keywords Identity, Self-portraits, Science, Schizophrenia, Self-representation, Mental Health, Anatomy
Language English

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