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Annie Crabtree

Tell me, how do I feel?

Moving image work Tell me, how do I feel? challenges the positioning of people as unreliable narrators and inaccurate witnesses of their own bodies. Grounded in artist Annie Crabtree’s own experience of ill health and hospitalisation, and informed by numerous conversations, the work collages together archival imagery with new footage and excerpts from medical television dramas. With a voice-over formed from exchanges, quotations, and found texts, the work foregrounds personal testimony and storytelling in an attempt to dismantle the power dynamics inherent in medical practice.

Tell me, how do I feel? is being exhibited online in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow alongside photographs from the college’s collection of medical instruments, documents and objects. The film is audio described and captioned.

Supported by Glasgow International

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