Casebooks: Six contemporary artists and an extraordinary medical archive

17 Mar 2017 – 23 Apr 2017

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Tues - Fr, 11am - 7pm
Sat - Sun, 12pm - 6pm
Closed Mondays except Easter Monday

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Ambika P3

London, United Kingdom


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Ambika P3 and the Casebooks Project at the University of Cambridge are delighted to present CASEBOOKS, a major exhibition investigating one of the largest surviving sets of medical records in history.


Internationally renowned contemporary artists Jasmina Cibic, Federico Díaz, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Rémy Markowitsch, Lindsay Seers and Tunga present a diverse and radical range of responses to the manuscripts of seventeenth-century English astrologer-physicians Simon Forman and Richard Napier. The 64 leather-bound volumes contain thousands of consultations made over nearly forty years relating to general health, disease and other afflictions of mind and body, as well as questions about sex, romance and marriage, job prospects and political and economic matters.

Inspired by ideas of alchemy, astrology, power, prophecy, knowledge and the materiality and content of the archive, CASEBOOKS presents six new works spanning sculpture, video and audio installation, live performance, robotics and artificial intelligence. The artists worked closely with the University of Cambridge’s Casebooks Project, a ten-year long digitisation of the entire archive currently held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

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Michael Maziere

Exhibiting artists

Lynn Hershman Leeson

Remy Markowitsch

Lindsay Seers

Federico Díaz

Jasmina Cibic



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