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Narrating Plasticity Exhibition Benjamin Dalton

This exhibition is a showcase of all the work produced in my project Narrating Plasticity which has been funded as part of the King’s College London Collaborative Scheme for Early Career Researchers.

The exhibition will run from the Friday 2nd February to Sunday 3rd February, and will be held in the Anatomy Museum and the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at King’s College London.


Exhibition opening times:

Friday 2nd February – 5-8pm

Saturday 3rd February 11am-6pm

There will be an EXHIBITION LAUNCH with a screening of the project film, panel discussion, and drinks reception at 6pm on Friday 2nd February



The project has sought to open dialogues between the plastic arts and neuroscience surrounding the concept of “plasticity”, bringing together neuroscientists from the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute with the ceramicist Amanda Doidge, and catalysing discussions and artworks between the laboratory and the workshop. As project leader, I (Benjamin Dalton) have brought to the project my own research on the concept of plasticity as articulated in French philosophy, introducing into the discussion the work of Catherine Malabou on the plastic brain.

Broadly we have asked: what is the difference between the plasticity of the brain and the plasticity of a pot? Do our brains sculpt identity in the same way an artist makes a sculpture? What stories emerge from plastic (trans)formations, and how can we understand, communicate and narrate plasticity in both clinical and artistic settings?

The exhibition will showcase Amanda Doidge’s ceramic works which were produced in response to the engagement with the neuroscientists, as well as works produced by the neuroscientists and myself, as well as videos, photos and writing documenting the project’s journey. There will also be a pannel discussion, a buffet, and opportunities to engage in discussions of your own plasticity.