Monday 16 January 2012

Whose Story Counts? Madness from the Inside Out

Whose Story Counts? Madness from the Inside Out

Bobby Baker in conversation with Gail Hornstein

CIDRA in collaboration with the Institute for Cultural Practices (ICP)

Tuesday 14th February at 6pm, Whitworth Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Oxford Rd

The University of Manchester

Free & no booking required but early arrival recommended.

Related Events:

Tuesday 7th February 5-7 pm, Mansfield Cooper 4.10

Research Seminar and Screening of Bobby Baker's Work

Helen Iball (University of Leeds) and Simon Parry (University of Manchester) will introduce clips of Bobby Baker's performance practices (including How to Live and Box Story) and discuss a range of aspects of her performance and broader artistic work.

Wednesday 15th February from 10-11.30am, Mansfield Cooper 2.02

Postgraduate Masterclass: Bobby Baker & Gail Hornstein

with Simon Parry (ICP) and Maggie Gale (Drama)

Bobby Baker is a performance artist and writer whose book, Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me, won the 2011 Mind Book of the Year.  Gail Hornstein is Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, whose research and writing focus on first-person narratives of madness.  Her book Agnes' Jacket: A Psychologist's Search for the Meaning of Madness was published in 2009.

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