Marilene Oliver: Medical Imaging Sculpture

medical imaging sculpture, talking wounds, political sculpturemedical imaging sculpture, talking wounds, political sculpturemedical imaging sculpture, talking wounds, political sculptureBrazilian artist Marilene Oliver uses medical imaging (MRI and CT scans) to create sculpture. Concerned with the human condition in a digitized world – medical imaging fragments the body, genetics become code, interactions have been reduced to email and texts: digital media breaks the body down into bytes — Oliver uses her art as a way to reclaim the body.

In her work, Oliver experiments with the power of a wound, scar, and dissection to bring forth political issues. She works with materials that range from laser-cut acrylic, to foam rubber, to shredded cardstock.

Photos courtesy of the artist and Beaux Arts Gallery.

via the future can wait

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