Previous Collaborative Talks & Programs
It's Alive: A Celebration of
Mary Shelley & Re-Animation
An evening with The Bone Room
With a discussion led by
The Body Appropriate
The Practicalities of
Saturday Aug 29th, 2015
North Berkeley Public Library
The Bone Room brought you tea and birthday cake in celebration of Mary Shelley's birthday. With the Berkeley Public Library, we dissected her book Frankenstein -- debating the flaws, fears and possibilities of reanimating dead tissue.
The Body Appropriate lead a discussion on the historical and contemporary practicalities of reanimating organs and limbs. From organ donations and transplant surgery, the history of experimentation in the struggle to reanimate tissues, to modern day advances in medicine, we explored how your body knows how to engage with newly transplanted tissues or why it might reject it. The discussion was illustrated with short found footage and relevant imagery.
Shapeshifters Cinema & Aggregate Gallery, Oakland
presents Phoebe Tooke & Wayne Grim
(with musical guest Stephanie Stewart Bailey & The Body Appropriate)
The work in this upcoming show occupies a space between the poetic documentary, the essay film and experimental cinema. Working mostly with Super 8mm, 16mm and found footage, Phoebe has created works that center around themes of dispossession, loss and abandonment.
The Body Appropriate performed a dissection of a human brain for one of the works titled "Liminal".
Stephanie (of The Body Appropriate) will also musically accompany sound artist Wayne Grim for two of the films.
Wayne is a human who makes music relentlessly. As a soloist, his focus is on continuous development as a composer while maintaining an intimate relationship with improvisation. Working with musical instruments and electronic things, his music references beauty, the failure of machines, the power of a single sound, modal harmony and the love of Pink noise.