Books as Bodies

  • Performance
Photograph of a group of people examining library material on a table.
Library Insights event at Wellcome Collection, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Watch Amanda Couch in a specially created performance-presentation comparing bodily processes like digestion with the way we ‘consume’ books. You’ll be invited to think about how we read bodies as well as texts. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions.

About your speaker

Photograph of Amanda Couch

Amanda Couch

Amanda Couch is an award-winning artist, researcher, and senior lecturer whose practices cuts across media: performance, sculpture, photography, print and the book, food, the everyday, participation, and writing to research and reimagine histories of the body.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Viewing Room. It’s next to the Library entrance on level 2, which you can reach by taking the lift or the stairs.

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