This gruesome ‘show and tell’ workshop sees images of mysterious, unique, and bloody objects ‘lost’ in the Science Museum’s archives uncovered in a way that enables the curious history of each piece, and its relationship to blood and the body, to be sensationally recovered or ‘found’. It allows for writing and drawing activities, based on Clive Barker’s notion of the body as a ‘book of blood’ that can be ‘re[a]d’. Our participants’ responses to the curious objects (in words and/or images) will form diverse narratives on ‘being human’ that will be preserved in the public space for others to enjoy.
This workshop, facilitated by Dr John Rimmer and Dr Sam George, takes place at The Old Operating Theatre 1.30-3.30. Details are available from the Being Human Festival site Books of Blood: Objects Lost and Found
Booking is recommended due to limited capacity! The event itself is free but entrance to the museum is £6.50 (concession £5.00).