LIFE OF BONE, art meets science

: Brenner (J.), Burroughs (E.) & Nel (K.) eds.

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166 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011


Catalogue of the exhibition, Origins Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2011.

"The generative catalyst for the exhibition is the presence of three skulls, that of the Tuang child, the fragments from Border cave and a modern chimpanzee skull, while the work of the three artists - Joni Brenner, Gerhard Marx and Karel Nel - engages in a variety of ways with the thoughts which bones engender about death and life, about the past, the present and the future. In this collection their work is considered by a medical doctor (Debbie Glencross), two palaeoanthropologists (Donald Johanson and Bernhard Zipfel), a geneticist (Himla Soodyall), a social and cultural psychologist (Kopano Ratele), as well as by a writer (Elizabeth Burroughs) and a poet (Lynne Slonimsky)" from the inside front cover

Contributions include:
"Being Craft: Gerhard Marx", "Of Words and Skulls: Joni Brenner" and "Cartographer of Consciousness: Karel Nel" by Elizabeth Burroughs
"Obsessions and Impulses: art meets science" by Joni Brenner, Elizabeth Burroughs and Debbie Glencross, and
"Matter Out of Place; four new pieces" by Karel Nel.