Medical Records, Diagnostic Images, Lithographic Prints, Woodblock Prints, CNC Cut Woodblocks, 3D Printed Skull + Spine, Video, Lab Equipment, Found Furniture, Light Boxes
Corporeal is a multi-media installation addresses the relationship between a physical and psychosocial identity. It serves as an archive of limited medical data that investigates the level of access one has to personal information and the limitations in knowledge of something so immediate as one’s body. This installation encourages the viewer to investigate the data stored in the cabinet and desk drawers, allowing the audience to search for files, prints, and videos in the same way the artist searched for medical information. All records and diagnostic images are sourced from the artist, creating a biological self-portrait. These images explore the intimate and impersonal, familiar and foreign understanding of human physiology.
Am I more than a system of cells? Is my body so different than yours?
Original essay composed to outline research, provide contextual background and discussion, explain methodology, describe creative work, and analyze the success and impact of the overall project.
Written and edited over the course of the BFA Integrated Project. 2016