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Screening of Tim Wainwright’s About Soul

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Hosted by the Centre for Medical Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London

When? Thursday, 9 November 2017, 6-9 pm

Where? Birkbeck Cinema, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1 0PD

Screening: 6.30 pm


Panel Discussion with David Souden (Head of Exhibitions (Interim) at British Museum), Rebecca Swift (Creative Producer, Entelechy Arts) and Professor Peter Tyler (Professor of Theology, St Mary’s University): 7.15 pm

Drinks Reception: 8 pm

Running time: 45 minutes

About Soul is a consideration of soul in the everyday lives of Londoners and represents the completion of a quartet of works Wainwright began in 1993. These have examined what he considers to be the four elements of what it is to be human – mind, body, heart and soul. In relation to this he has previously documented the lives of the severely mentally ill, of people with cancer, and of those going through the heart transplantation process.

Wainwright uses photography, film and sound to investigate the nature and consequences of transformation and to enable people to tell their stories. He has shown his work around the world, in museums, galleries, and public and private spaces. It has included large-scale visual and sonic installations, photographic documentary projects and abstract collections.

If you would like more information about Tim Wainwright’s projects please email him at tjwainwright@me.com

To receive information about other events organised by the Birkbeck Centre for Medical Humanities please contact Suzannah Biernoff: s.biernoff@bbk.ac.uk

About Soul has been funded by Arts Council England

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