Transpose MR

Transpose MR

Biotech Atrium & Lounge, RPI Campus

March 25, 2009 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Opening: March 25, noon - 3pm 
Video screening in Bruggeman lounge, 12-1:30

Exhibition: March 25 through April 25, 2009

Medical imaging has at its center the apparatus from which images of bodies emerge. These images, the body stripped of its textures by magnetic and radioactive forces, often take precedence over their means of production. Transpose MR guides the focus away from the image in an attempt to renegotiate the medical imaging apparatus, its form and the spaces it inhabits, as part of a larger system concerned with the creation of human simulacra. In Transpose MR the MR (Magnetic Resonance) apparatus finds itself in two of its natural settings. It is at home in both the clinical setting, that of the controlled space of winding white hallways and examination rooms, and the 'natural' veldt, the wilderness it wishes to return to. The viewer is afforded a peep box view of these spaces that, in turn, grants a reversal of the traditional medical imaging situation; the once observed may now scrutinize the apparatus that once imaged them.

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