A close up of a mans hand

The Articulate Hand

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Through movement, we uncover the grace, beauty and psychological consequences of impairments of the hand. In a collaboration between neuroscientist and author, Johnathan Cole, and performance artist Andrew Dawson, The Articulate Hand explores the experience of impairment by uniting the insight of the scientist with the empathy of the artist.

The basis of this examination is through a variety of extraordinary encounters with people with hand impairment, including stroke, arthritis, spinal cord injury and the remarkable case of losing all sense of touch. Only through loss do we reveal the significance of our hands.

Not only are hands tools with which we manipulate the physical world, through gesture they are aesthetically rich messengers, from our inner selves. They are the eyes of the skin.

Simply outstanding. THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Astonishing, almost unbearably moving. NEW YORK TIMES

Watch the TEDMED talks with Andrew Dawson: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Follow Andrew on Twitter

www.thearticulatehand.com

 

There will be a BSL interpreted performance of this show on 26th May

 

Venue
Bristol Old Vic Studio
Time
5pm
Price
£10/ £7
Running Time
1 hr
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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