Coinciding with our 'SHOWcabinet: Prosthetics' exhibition, SHOWstudio engages in the discussions and debates surrounding disability by offering artists, models and thinkers an open forum to communicate their views and research. From historical attitudes towards disability to the fashion industry's treatment of diverse bodies, the essays, films and recordings unpick prosthetics from all angles.
Throughout the course of the exhibition - which is on at 19 Motcomb Street, London - we'll be releasing a different talk every few days. Content will include video conversations with artist Una Burke, model Kelly Knox, All Walks founder and diversity champion Caryn Franklin, and a double interview with artist Patrick Ian Hartley and maxillofacial expert Dr Ian Thompson, who have formed a dynamic creative relationship. We'll also be launching an audio interview with artist Kat Marks and an essay by historian Dr David Turner that will focus on the way in which artificial limbs were sold as objects of fashion and desire around the turn of the 19th century.