Image credit: © Christina Lammer
Media@McGill, in collaboration with Social Studies of Medicine and OBORO, presents:
M a t t e r s o f t h e H e a r t
A screening of films by Austrian artist Christina Lammer, conducted in collaboration with surgeon Wilfried Wisser
The screening is followed by a discussion with Prof. Thomas Schlich (Social Studies of Medicine) and Prof. Mary Hunter (Art History)
Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 16:30-18:30
McGill University, Arts W-215, 853 Sherbrooke Street West
In this presentation with surgeon Wilfried Wisser, Austrian artist Christina Lammer discusses the video and 16mm film footage she produced in operating rooms at the Medical University Vienna (MUV). She focuses on her fascination with what Visual Studies Professor Lisa Cartwright has called “clinical intimacy.” Matters of the Heart compares the gestures of surgeons in various surgical fields (including but not limited to Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology and Heart Surgery), and explores empathy in the clinical context. With her visual ethnographic work inside the operating theatre, Lammer’s camera aims at unveiling sensations, intimacy and pathos in the world of surgery.