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Exploring Connections With Form & Function In Extinct Fossil Vertebrates

Divya Kasturi took part in discussion with Dr Stephan Lautenschlager and curator José Forrest-Tennant to explore the academic’s research on form and function in extinct fossil vertebrate.

Kasturi used her fingers, hands and feet to make comparisons between human anatomy and the disarticulation and fragmentation of fossil bones. The artist scrutinised raw data and used utterances and movement to develop work-in-progress alluding to the subsurface and connections with South Asian dance.

Commissioned as part of Future Possibilities Lab 2018

FPL was set up to explore connections between arts and science. Artists take part in research with academics to experiment with their practice, making connections with culture, difference, language and its relevance to Black Asian and Minority Ethnic experiences.


Choreography and performance

Divya Kasturi


José Forrest-Tennant 



Christian Emanuel and José Forrest-Tennant 

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