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BLOG: The Many Masks of Dr Tulp

Inspired by the intense theatre of looking in Rembrandt van Rijn’s group portrait The Anatomy lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp (1632) and by the presence of Tulp and his surgeons on social media during lockdown, a group of academics, writers and artists co-produced Zoom theatre performances for CDH. The performances (and a workshop following) aimed to intervene in current digital technologies by framing the digital as a theatre, a critical play with spaces that allows us to re-perform, re-locate and re-think our real and virtual bodies. Dr Tulp and the Theatre of Zoom engages with the experience of embodiment and medical ethics in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Postdoctoral CDH Fellow Annja Neumann writes about her experience of directing a theatre performance in a virtual environment and invites you to participate in the afterlife of this particular set of performances of the Tulp theatre. Read more...

 

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