Bodies in Distress
A performance addressing morally ambiguous bodies - criminal corpses, suicides and the executed. Researchers from the Australian Research Council’s Centre for the History of Emotions have paired with contemporary artists to explore the morbid attraction of the macabre. Afterwards a panel will discuss connections between moralized punishments and physical distress across history, and the role of art and academia in raising difficult questions about death, sin, and the body.
Mimi Kelly, Carolyn McKay, Una McIllvenna, Rebecca McNamara, Gabriel Watts