Friday, May 18, 2007

Medicine, Body, Technology, Installations May through June

This just in from Sandra Knol HCTP
Health Care Technology and Place

Whose Body is it, Anyway? (Curator Camille Turner)
Date: May 25 - June 16, 2007, Opening Saturday May 26, 8:00 pm
Location: InterAcess Electronic Media Arts Centre, 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto


Fatemaps: Would You Like To Know What Will Happen?
and Genital Embryogenesis, Jack Butler

Rough Cut, Monir Moniruzzaman

Whose Body is it Anyway? is an exhibition that explores the cultural impact of medicine on the body, in particular, the politics of power and issues of commodification and ownership of the body. It explores advancements in medical technology fueling a growing divide where fresh body parts can be purchased straight from the living bodies of the poor and bodies considered “deviant” can be surgically “corrected”. The exhibition contributes to emerging discourses within the growing field of new media art where culture intersects with science and medicine to challenge and critique the technological evolution of humanity.
This exhibition part of the Subtle Technologies Festival, University of Toronto
Exhibition Information:
Art in this post from website Jack Butler Embryogenesis
More on Artist Jack Butler:
Jack Butler's art practice links visual art and medical science. He exhibits installations, video projections and computer animations internationally. His work is in public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada. He is a founding member of Sanavik Inuit Cooperative, Baker Lake Nunavut. Butler has thirty years experience as a medical model builder and
published researcher in human development. He taught at Carnegie Mellon University at the Banff Centre and in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario.