Anatomy live : performance and the operating theatre by Maaike Bleeker

By Maaike Bleeker

Gross anatomy, the examine of anatomical constructions that may be visible by means of unassisted imaginative and prescient, has lengthy been an issue of fascination for artists. for many sleek audience, even if, the anatomy lesson—the technically special province of medical surgeons and scientific faculties—hardly turns out the right kind breeding floor for the hybrid workings of artwork and concept. We omit that, in its early phases, anatomy pursued the hugely theatrical spirit of Renaissance technology, as painters reminiscent of Rembrandt and Da Vinci and scientific teachers like Fabricius of Aquapendente shared audiences dedicated to the workings of the human physique. Anatomy Live: Performance and the working Theatre, a extraordinary attention of latest advancements at the level, in addition to in modern writings of theorists equivalent to Donna Haraway and Brian Massumi, turns our smooth notions of the dissecting desk on its head—using anatomical theatre as a way of acquiring a clean standpoint on representations of the physique, conceptions of subjectivity, and personal wisdom approximately technological know-how and the degree. significantly dissecting recognized exhibitions like Body Worlds and The noticeable Human Project and that includes contributions from a few diversified students on such topics because the building of spectatorship and the consequences of anatomical heritage, Anatomy Live isn't to be ignored by way of somebody with an curiosity during this attractive intersection of technological know-how and creative practice.

Show description

Read Online or Download Anatomy live : performance and the operating theatre PDF

Best special topics books

Handbook of neuroprosthetic methods

Paintings within the box of neuroprosthetics calls for multidisciplinary groups, yet those collaborators needs to meet on universal floor to advance an realizing of the features and boundaries of every a part of a bioengineering venture. The instruction manual of Neuroprosthetic equipment presents a entire source for the innovations, methodologies, and innovations to be had to correctly layout and adopt experiments in the box of neuroprosthetics.

Preclinical Safety Evaluation of Biopharmaceuticals: A Science-Based Approach to Facilitating Clinical Trials

"The objective is to supply a entire reference e-book for the preclinicaldiscovery and improvement scientist whose obligations span aim id, lead candidate choice, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, and toxicology, and for regulatory scientists whose obligations contain the evaluate of novel treatments.

Incidental Findings: Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine

In Singular Intimacies, which the recent England magazine of drugs stated captured the'essence of changing into and being a doctor,' Danielle Ofri led us into the anxious, regularly hard global of big-city drugs. In Incidental Findings, she's accomplished her education and is studying via perform to turn into a extra rounded healer.

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

The recent York instances bestselling writer of problems examines, in riveting debts of scientific failure and triumph, how good fortune is accomplished in a fancy and risk-filled profession The fight to accomplish good is common: each folks faces fatigue, constrained assets, and imperfect talents in no matter what we do.

Extra resources for Anatomy live : performance and the operating theatre

Sample text

Something perhaps that eludes the surety of vision ... something seen and unseen, something known and not known, hovering in the darkness of Aris Kindt ’s open, unbreathing mouth. An empty frame, except for an upright human figure in the middle distance, on the far right of the screen; just discernible: some kind of wire and steel apparatus from which the figure is suspended. The figure is back-lit: a crisp, silver arc defines the crown of its head, outlining both shoulders, defining the outside of the right arm and, spilling, is caught in a slight fuzz of chest hair.

668). The Visible Human, he claims, offers a standard model for twenty-first-century anatomy, enabling students to obtain valuable clinical training without the need for prepared cadavers. Real cadavers are expensive, perishable, and commonly tainted by diseases. Moreover, cutting into dead bodies remains an uncomfortable experience for students, many of whom are bothered by feelings of uneasiness when confronted with corpses. Anatomical illustrations, for their part, reduce anatomical structures to two-dimensional flat surfaces and are therefore insufficient as teaching tools.

Richard Satava, for instance, claims that operations of the future will be mostly computer-directed operations in so-called virtual bodies. See Satava, 1996. Thacker (1998) argues that the primary concern behind the VHP is as much about informatics as it is about anatomy. Anatomical atlases and the relationship between the artist and anatomist were very much a sixteenth-century, post-Vesalian phenomenon. An example of a famous Dutch collaboration between anatomist and illustrator was that of the anatomist Albinus and illustrator Jan Wandelaar.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 32 votes