Common Medical Objects for Ephemeral Bodies
How can we generate images and sound based on or from the body that inspire an ethereal, multifaceted view of us as creatures who consist of blood, bones, and bile as well as intuition, altruism, and ingenuity? For myself, embodiment is not only acknowledging the physical body, but the unquantifiable and unseeable attributes that define our humanity. Might our humanity be emboldened through the altering and subverting of the tools used to diagnose our physical selves? Medical tests want to quantify me, to dose me, and I willingly want them to do so if that means momentary relief. But to recreate these tools is to make them see me as unquantifiable and to imagine, if only for a moment, these tools as acknowledging all the complexities that exist beneath my skin.