Confabulations - Medical Imaging and the Contemporary Clinical Encounter

  • Hood, B. (Invited speaker)
  • Silvia Casini (Invited speaker)
  • Liz Orton (Invited speaker)

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


The third installment of Confabulations: Art Practice, Art History, Critical Medical Humanities, a new series of urgent conversations on health, medicine, and medicalised bodies

What is a “medical image” and how does it mediate the contemporary clinical encounter? How might we think about medical imaging as dynamic temporal and spatial human experiences, rather than as inert representations or disembodied technology? How and where are medical images produced, who do they belong to, and what do they want? A panel presentation and roundtable conversation with Silvia Casini, and artists Beverley Hood and Liz Orton.

Silvia Casini lectures in Film and Visual Culture at Aberdeen University and her courses are also attended by medical students. She is the author of Giving Bodies back to Data (MIT, 2021).

Beverley Hood is an artist and Reader in Technological Embodiment and Creative Practice, at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.

Liz Orton is an artist working with images and text and film, to explore ideas of authorship and voice, often using found or archival material.
Period8 Dec 2021
Held atDurham University, United Kingdom