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We Began as Part of the Body (Exhibition)

November 12 - November 22

This is an online event.

‘We began as part of the body’ is a multi-component digital artwork inspired the eczema genetic research laboratory of Professor Sara Brown, (University of Dundee) where Beverley Hood (University of Edinburgh) undertook an artist residency in 2017 organised by ASCUS Art & Science.

The residency involved spend time observing the activities of the lab and the organotypic artificial skin cells, which are both real and synthetic. Taken from an actual person (via tummy tucks, breast surgery, etc), the cells are processed and maintained outside of the body. Almost indescribably similar and different from the cells that exist within our actual body, genes are changed, tweaked, to create eczema skin.

The artwork combines microscopy, digital scanning and speech synthesis to create an augmented reality and filmic experience that leads the audience through the cells’ journey, during their short, precious, three weeks long ‘in-vitro’ life, from operating theatre to lab, and finally to disposal.

View the exhibition here.

A live, online discussion about the work will take place on 19 November between 16:00 and 17:30.

The artwork was funded by the Arts & Ethics Research Group, Wellcome Trust, Creative Scotland, Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh.

This event is part the series ‘Visualising Bodies’ organised by the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the University of Edinburgh. 

In partnership with

Edinburgh College of Art; Inspace, at the University of Edinburgh

Contact email address

cbss@ed.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Start:
November 12
End:
November 22
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Venue

Online: University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3YY United Kingdom
Accessibility information
For accessibility information please contact the organiser.
Website:
https://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/biomedicine-self-society

Other

Is booking required?
No
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Visualising Bodies
Contact email address
cbss@ed.ac.uk
Event partners
Edinburgh College of Art; Inspace, at the University of Edinburgh
Region
Scotland
City/town
Edinburgh
Accessibility information
For accessibility information please contact the organiser.
Image copyright information
Beverley Hood owns the image rights

Accessibility information: if you have any questions, queries or requests please contact the event organiser directly.