Annie Crabtree 'Tell me how do I feel?' (2019) Courtesy of the artist

Annie Crabtree
Tell me, how do I feel?
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
232-242 St Vincent St G2 5RJ
24 Apr — 10 May 2020
Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pm Sat – Sun, 10am – 6pm
This exhibition was due to take place during Glasgow International 2020, 23 April – 10 May, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The festival will be re-staged in 2021 with dates to be announced.

Dual-screen 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 voiceover 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.

The work is installed in the library of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Medical instruments, documents and other objects from the college’s collection are also exhibited.

Supported by Creative Scotland, Glasgow International and Hope Scott Trust

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