Have gestures changed over time?
Come and play imitating expressions represented in artworks and science books!
Doing Emotions? Expressions and Gestures in the history of art and sciences
Reading Room, Wellcome collection, Thursday 16th January, 18.30h
The Reading Room is an hybrid, intermediate space between the Wellcome Collection and the Wellcome Library. Decorated with all sorts of paintings, book and objects related to the history of medicine, there you can read, chat or just rest in the many sofas, cushions and chairs. And sometimes, you can also participate in events free of charge!
What I propose is a bodily exploration of the history of emotions and expressions. In groups, we will imitate the expressions portrayed in the paintings hung on the walls and the books in the shells, and will discuss how we feel while doing it -and whether we can do it at all!
If you have ever wondered how passions were felt in the past, this is your event!!