Tell me, how do I feel?
Thu 7 Nov 2019 / 6.30pm
A screening of films from the LUX and Cinenova collections at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, exploring the affect that medical procedures and social norms have on women’s bodies and their experiences of pain. Tell me, how do I feel? forms part of artist Annie Crabtree’s ongoing research into the construction of knowledge in medicine and how medical practice is informed by (and informs) cultural norms, behaviours and assumptions. The works in the programme have been selected for their potential to question the dominance of objectivity in medical discourse, bringing to the forefront ‘less reliable’ subjective experience.
Full programme to be announced. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with medical practitioners, academics and the artist.
About the artist
Annie Crabtree is an artist and researcher based in Glasgow. Crabtree graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2012 and has an MRes in Human Geography from the University of Glasgow. Her most recent film, Body of Water, commissioned for Platform 2018 at Edinburgh Art Festival, turns the lens upon herself to examine violation of bodily integrity inflicted by medical procedures and social norms. Her current research looks to harness the representation of the ‘misbehaving’ body as an unreliable narrator and inaccurate witness, bringing this subjectivity into dialogue with the dominance of objectivity in medical discourse and diagnostic narratives.