1 November 2012
Many have debated which is the heterotopia par excellence. Foucault suggested the ship. I tend to favour the cemetery and will devote a few posts to this space over the next week or so. But today I came across (via the BBC radio) Morbid Anatomy a website that ‘surveys the interstices of art and medicine, death and culture’.
The site and blog is linked to The Morbid Anatomy Library and Cabinet in Brooklyn, New York: ‘a research library and private collection available to the interested public. The library/cabinet makes available a collection of books and catalogs, photographs, fine art, taxidermy, ephemera, and artifacts relating to medical museums, anatomical art, collectors and collecting, cabinets of curiosity, the history of medicine, death and society, natural history, arcane media, and curiosity and curiosities broadly considered’.