fevers of Great Britain [by Charles Murchison] continued'
Materials: Vinyl text, glass display cabinet
Size: 198 cm high x 190 cm wide x 32 cm deep
Photography, video and text are used by Susan Brind to locate the
body as a site of conflict or understanding, subject to external
influences and internal experiences. Addressing Medicine and its
definitions directly, her work seeks visual explanations of physical
For the 'Hygiene' exhibition the artist has developed a text work
for a display cabinet, which makes use of research undertaken in
the School's archive. Drawing on various accounts of delirium caused
by typhoid and typhus, a narrative is developed that transforms
a glass case into the space of an individual's imagining.
In the text installation 'bad air [mal'aria]', a permanent work
commissioned by LSHTM in 2000, ideas created by a delirious mind
and fevered body, factual information and beliefs now known to be
inaccuracies, merge as a cycle of thoughts around the ground floor
of the School's Keppel Street building.
Other examples of the artist's recent work include: a video installation,
'Dancing for St Vitus', shown as part of 'Sehstörungen', Mönchengladbach,
Germany in 2000 and cast objects, silver and human hair, being shown
as part of 'Hero' curated by Ian Balch for St Mary's Cathedral,
Glasgow during May 2002. She is also currently developing work for
a proposed commission for the Augustinian Monastery of St Thomas,
Brno, Czech Republic as part of 'The Genius of Genetics: A celebration
of Gregor Mendel through science and art' curated by Marina Wallace
and Martin Kemp (May 2002 for completion in 2003).
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