Scanning, Framing and Close-Up: Reimaging the Brain in 265 Looping Snapshots

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Abstract

This article stems from a broader research project that explored the aesthetics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Here the author focuses on her first-hand experience of undergoing an MRI as an experimental subject within two different laboratory projects. The self-produced video created after the two examinations, 265 Looping Snapshots, muses on the role played by MRI sound and images, the notion of surveillance and the experience of undergoing a scan. The video attempts to resist the reading of MRI as a ‘vision machine’ for surveillance purposes. Far from being a mere representation of an inner condition unavailable to the senses, MRI images slowly become more abstract, a pulsating, rhythmical light from which other forms can emerge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
JournalLeonardo
Volume50
Issue number2
Early online date6 Apr 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

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Keywords

  • biomedical imaging
  • video art
  • art and science
  • MRI

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