Forensic Science, forensic Imagination with Eleanor Crook
Saturday 21st October 2017 from 3:00 pm

Anatomical and Forensic sculptor Eleanor Crook investigates the connections between the Forensic scientist and the effigy artist: a shared vigilance about the minutiae of the body, a sense of place and the clues left behind by unwonted activity; how matter can bear witness to shady deeds and attempts to lie about the past. There is a relationship between the Pathology detective’s rational and intense search for a cause of death and our more philosophical anxieties about the nature of death and the anatomical mechanism of life. The forensic investigators collaborate with the corpse itself, which communicates the truth– via chemistry, anatomy and, perhaps, something less tangible – from beyond the morgue.

Tickets £12 including a Hendrick's gin cocktail. Please click here to buy.

Eleanor Crook is a sculptor in wax, bronze, wood and lifelike media who makes works about mortality and the fragility of the body. She studied sculpture at Central St Martins and the Royal Academy Schools in London and later trained in anatomy alongside medical students at Guy’s Hospital in order to make accurate models of historical plastic surgery techniques. She is artist in residence at the Gordon Museum, Guy’s Hospital, London.

Travel advice to the Dissenters' Chapel - During the day guests can walk through the cemetery to get to the chapel but at night the main cemetery gates on the Harrow Road will be closed and the only accessible entrance is on Ladbroke Grove. Previously the address for this entrance was 364 Ladbroke Grove but this number has now been updated to 391.

The two closest underground stations are Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City or Circle Line) or Kensal Green (overground and Bakerloo Line). From Ladbroke Grove station there are several buses you can take to the Dissenters which include either the 28, 52 or 452. It's best to get off at the Sainbury's bus stop and then it's a short walk down Ladbroke Grove to the entrance to the Dissenters' Chapel.



The Dissenters' Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, London. Ticket includes tour of the catacombs.