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'Frissure' Exhibition at The Scottish Poetry Library

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"From a far island" Poem-House/Book Form in "Frissure"
'Frissure' is an exquisite exhibition of prose-poems and illustrative work exploring healing, mortality, intimacy, memory and the natural world. It is about the intimate process of looking and seeing as it passes from one person – a cancer patient – looking at herself, from being ‘examined’ by a surgeon, to being looked at by an artist. In each situation a transformation occurs. The gaze of the patient on her own body and its post-operative scarring is objectified by that of the surgeon assessing the success of his work. But then the creative eye of the artist takes over and what was regarded as a mark of disease and of violation takes on an extraordinary flowering, and becomes a thing of beauty.

Image credit: From a far island © Brigid Collins www.brigidcollins.co.uk mail@brigidcollins.co.uk Photo © Angus Bremner. Mixed media book form, inspired by a prose poem © Kathleen Jamie, in Frissure, published by Polygon (2013)

Date
26 October 2013 - 29 November 2013
Location
Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT
Price
Free
How to book
No booking required

Library hours: Tues, Wed, Fri 10-5; Thurs 10-7; Sat 10-4; closed Sundays and Mondays

Contact for further details
reception@spl.org.uk or 0131 557 2876