Artist talk: The poetics of anatomy with Adam Dickinson (CA)

The exhibition The World is in You welcomes the Canadian poet and researcher Adam Dickinson. In his award-winning poem Anatomic, he uses scientific studies of his body as a starting point for reflections on the body’s connection with its surroundings.

Adam Dickinson had analyzes made of his blood, his urine and feces, and of microorganisms on and in his body. In the samples, he found traces of our industrial culture – pesticides, flame-retardants, mercury – and of the whole microbial life that plays a part in our daily life.

In his poems, he mixes the results with biographical elements and reflections on what it means to have a porous, permeable body in this Anthropocene age. About how the outer writes the inner. It creates a unique poetry that thinks across body, culture, politics, molecules, microorganisms, about toxic worlds and exposed bodies.

The presentation will be in English, and consist of a talk and readings of poems.

Practical information:

December 4th 2021 at 2-3:30 PM

Kunsthal Charlottenborg cinema at the mezzanine

Free after paid entrance fee


04 Dec 2021




Kunsthal Charlottenborg