Gallery talk filmed for 'Transience'

Artist Susan Aldworth has created Transience, working in collaboration with printmaker Nigel Oxley and scientist Professor David Dexter (Professor of Neuropharmacology and Director of the Parkinson’s UK Brain Bank), it is an exhibition exploring the transience of self. Aldworth explores the brain as matter, and for the first time in history, produces prints and etchings direct from human brain tissue, donated to the Parkinson’s UK Brain Bank, at Imperial College, London.

Great attention was placed on the ethics of the project, and ensuring that the brain tissue could still be used for it’s original purpose of helping with Parkinson’s research; the debates around this, and how the prints were actually made are all discussed in this film of the gallery talk. For more information on the exhibition, you can download the press release here.

Photo on projects page, 'Passing Thoughts', copyright Susan Aldworth, 2013

April 2014