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SUTURE: Artwork without anaesthetic

By February 3, 2006No Comments

SUTURE: ARTWORK WITHOUT ANAESTHETIC, 14 January – 31 March 2006, Old Operating Theatre Museum

SUTURE is a two part exhibition of works, made in response to the The Old Operating Theatre Museum’s collection of medical artifacts. Following the relocation of the Museum from the Garret to the Crypt of St Thomas’ Church, SUTURE PART 2 presents new works by Richard Squires and Phillip Warnell.

Richard Squires will present a new interactive multi-media work SalivaDriver in which the artist can be viewed via a webcam-style interface, having undergone a surgical procedure to expose his salivary duct. Utilising the interface the viewer can manage the artist’s salivation.

Phillip Warnell presents two new photographic light-box works: Incubator and Calculus; generated specifically in response to the Museum’s collection of pre modern surgical instruments and organic specimens.

For further information about the artists go to:,,,

The exhibition is accompanied by a limited edition designed by the artists with a text by Lisa Le Feuvre.

Thomas Söderqvist

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