The operation was successful but the patient died

Leeson, Loraine ORCID logoORCID: (2018) The operation was successful but the patient died. Patricide, 1 (1) . pp. 7-12. [Article]


Patricide Issue 1 looks at the continued dismantling of the NHS and takes its title from comments in a Fox News report of 2009 relating to the book Direct Documentary, co-authored by Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Daniel Hannan and others. The publications ends a year-long research and performance project by Jos Bitelli, commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary, and is described: “In place of misdirecting our anger into actually murdering our fathers as the name would suggest, with the trouble that would cause and energy it would expend, we have instead assembled this publication.”

This first issue of the journal features an interview with Loraine Leeson The Operation was Successful but the Patient Died on her work with health campaigns in the 1970s. It includes reproductions of the posters Don’t Mince Words and Women’s Action on Health as well as The Authorities and Public Support panels from an exhibition she produced with artist Peter Dunn that was used in the entrance to Bethnal Green Hospital when it was under occupation.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Socially Engaged Practices cluster
Item ID: 24512
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Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 14:44
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 16:10

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