ORLAN at Goldsmiths
Tuesday 5 February 2008
6.15pm THE THEATRE
Department of Drama
The Department of Drama’s Performance Research Forum and the Digital Studios’ (Department of Computing) Thursday Club are delighted to co-host this special event, a TALK by one of the most original and provocative woman artists working today in what she calls CARNAL ART.
“Unlike ‘Body Art’, from which I set it apart, Carnal Art does not desire pain as a means of redemption, or to attain purification. Carnal Art does not wish to achieve a final ‘plastic’ result, but rather seeks to modify the body, and engage in public debate. Carnal Art is not against cosmetic surgery but, rather against the conventions carried by it and their subsequent inscription, within female flesh in particular, but also male. Carnal Art is feminist, that is necessary. It is interested not only in cosmetic surgery, but also advanced techniques in medicine and biology that question the status of the body and the ethical questions posed by them”
All welcome. Entrance free. Latecomers will not be admitted.
To book this event, call 020 7919 7422.