SCULPTING BODY IDEALS
ALISON LAPPER PREGNANT AND THE PUBLIC DISPLAY OF DISABILITY
ROOM 107 | NEWHAMPTON ARTS CENTRE | DUNKLEY STREET |
WOLVERHAMPTON | WV1 4AN |
27 October ❘ 7 - 9pm
Theoretical Tuesday aims to demystify a range of theoretical texts in a relaxing and friendly manner that enables all members of the session to participate and share thoughts and experiences pertinent to each subject matter.
We have selected subjects that we find interesting and diverse so that they will be interesting to a wide scope of people and can be read within one sitting, we encourage people to read the text prior to your chosen session(s) so as everyone can engage in the discussion
The fith text in this series is: Sculpting Body Ideals: Alison Lapper Pregnant and the Public Display of Disability by Ann Millet. The controversial sculpture has brought widespread attention to the model's body and her life story. Lapper, born without arms and with shortened legs, is an alumnus of British institutions for disabled children and programs for disabled artists, a single mother, and an artist who makes work about her embodied experiences as a disabled woman.
We hope that you can join us for an interesting debate over a glass of wine and nibbles please feel free to bring your own tipple.