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The Surgeon and The Photographer
Geoffrey Farmer’s captivating installation consisted of hundreds of puppet-like figures composed of images cut from old books.
Developed over a three-year period, Geoffrey Farmer’s The Surgeon and the Photographer was shown for the first time in its completed form for this UK premiere.
The puppet-like figures were created from images from old books and magazines mounted on fabric forms, they were accompanied by a new film commission.
Farmer’s work blends the collage and assemblage traditions of Hannah Höch and Robert Rauschenberg, the element of chance employed by John Cage and Merce Cunningham, and an animist perspective from Pacific Northwest Coast cultures.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.