Bathing nervous limbs

Arusha Gallery

There is bath where meadow water
is a part of social habit
and it’s believed those which are about that
are – like Cicero (?)
But it’s a hard way towards lower
– as low as a fountain (drinking from a fountain?)
– and enters craziness
Illness of bodies
Nervous limbs, hard, soft shoulders, are getting better eyes which are sore”

– Balneum, 1413

Guided by the Balneum Book, a 15th Century illustrated Western manuscript outlining the folkloric healing legends of various freshwater bodies, Arusha Gallery and Ella Walker present Bathing Nervous Limbs, a group exhibition bringing together new and existing work by 20 international artists.

By treating this book as a teacher and healer, who proposes a set of instructions to be followed and repeated until the desired outcomes are achieved, discussions arise around learning, care, methods of doing and transformations.

Looking at the image of the body and existing within its parameters, the great longevity of the doing, the walking, the drawing, the making, the bathing – or lack thereof. Bathing nervous limbs wonders if the end result of all of these actions is in its process, and as such is reconstruction the most accessible, unifying and creative action despite its many guises?

Bathing nervous limbs

Venue

Arusha Gallery

13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG

0131 557 1412

info@arushagallery.com

www.arushagallery.com

Opening times

29 July – 29 August

Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Sunday, 1 – 5pm

COVID Safety

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Ticket Information

Free, drop-ins welcome
(limited capacity)

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Arusha Gallery

Arusha Gallery is an international contemporary gallery established in 2013, with main premises in Edinburgh's historic New Town.

Arusha Gallery

Arusha Gallery

13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG

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