“What are we but meat?” is an event exploring seven works by Dorothy Mead through a movement performance and following talk on March 8th 2019 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM.
The title is derived from this perspective on Dorothy Mead written by Ruth Busby: click.
The idea explored in this perspective is based around the blurring of features in a self-portrait by Mead which is also present in several of Mead’s other paintings of human bodies and how this might be intentional to explore ideas of identity, representation, and gender.
This event follows in the tradition of last year’s event “Before the termination of a flight” in exploring specific art-forms through movement performance. “Before the termination of a flight” explored the WWI poetry of painter David Bomberg combining poetry, ambient soundscapes and movement performance.
“What are we but meat?” is inspired by these seven Dorothy Mead works in A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection: “Reclining Nude”, “Standing Female Figure”, “Transvestite”, “Reclining Figure(Resting Model)”, “Reclining Figure”, “Reclining Nude”, and “Acrobat”. These are available in our online collection: click.
These works are explored through a movement performance by Demsey Legrand and Mai Tassinari with an ambient sound piece created by London South Bank University Sound Design student Mattia Turchetti.
The performance will be followed by a talk where Dorothy Mead is the starting point.
Capacity is limited so RSVP by clicking below to ensure entry.