TALK: HAND ON HEART: Performing Surgery       Bildschirmfoto 2016-06-01 um 16.35.44
SPEAKER: Christina Lammer
DATE: Wednesday June 15th

In “Hand on Heart” I focus on a 16 mm short movie of an operation on the open heart. I produced the film in the frame of the arts-based research project “Performing Surgery” that compares gestures of surgeons in various clinical fields. Entering the heart: I will introduce an approach that goes beyond the boundaries of the human body. Approaching tales of love and grief in a machine-centered clinical environment where operators perform tender surgery. Keeping the heart concealed as far as possible. Opening the spreader only far enough so that the hand can tenderly reach inside the body’s cavity.

Christina Lammer is a research sociologist, collaborative artist and filmmaker based in Vienna. Her work combines sensory ethnography with video, performance and body art in hospitals and clinics to focus on embodied emotion and sensory interaction between patients and physicians during the course of medical treatment. In Performing Surgery (2015-2018), Lammer collaborates with surgeons and examines their gestures. Her most recent books: Moving Faces, 2015; Anatomy Lessons, edited together with Artur Zmijewski, 2013.“

DAY | TIME: June 15th 2016 | 7pm
NEW Location: FS1 Studio, Bergstrasse 12, Salzburg
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Language: English