The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak: puppet as a practice-based analytic within the medical humanities (2014-2017) [multi-component output with contextualising information]

Purcell-Gates, L (2017) The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak: puppet as a practice-based analytic within the medical humanities (2014-2017) [multi-component output with contextualising information]. (Forthcoming)

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.17870/bathspa.c.5039789

Abstract

Tarrare the Freak is a project which negotiates a model of puppetry as a practice-based analytic to deepen understanding of ethical and historical issues within the medical humanities. In the Tarrare project Purcell-Gates investigated the use of puppets to both portray and critique the medical gaze, with the three areas of intervention including; ethical engagement, historiographic displacement of conventional historical narratives of the ‘progress’ of modern medicine and materialising the medical gaze. The piece showcased at the Bristol Festival of Puppetry and Suspense, London in 2015, and toured the UK in 2017 including a 3-week run at Wilton’s Music Hall, London. The tour included a public engagement event titled ‘Performing the Freak’ that paired the show’s creators with medical and medical humanities professionals, disability artists and scholars of monstrosity and disability to explore key themes of the show for a public audience. This Collection comprises a body of creative and critical work that investigates a series of research questions from a variety of angles, via a documented performance, public engagement event, and published journal article. Contextualising information includes a 300-word statement, research timeline, and research questions, as well as websites documenting elements of the collaborative processes involved in the production.

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This Collection is a collation of research disseminated over the period 2014-2017, included in the REF2021 submission.

Divisions: Bath School of Music & Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2021 13:36
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