Immobile Choreography was commissioned by Grampian Hospitals Art Trust in partnership with University of Aberdeen’s Bio Medical Physics department. The commission was developed in response to the work currently being developed by the IDentIFY research project, by the University of Aberdeen, working alongside nine European partners to develop a new kind of medical scanner, Fast Field-Cycling Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FFC-MRI).
The work focuses on the potential of imaginatively materialising the body through the FFC-MRI process and apparatus; which makes immaterial our material bodies. The project poetically re-imagines the physical experience of and movement within the parameters of the scanner apparatus; what would this movement might be and how this relates to the effect of the magnetic resonance imaging process on our bodies.
The work has been exhibited as a installation and single screen video piece. The installation uses video projection, 3D prints, LED light and audio and was exhibited at The Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary 20th April – 16th June 2019. A catalogue with essays by Dr Silvia Casini, Beverley Hood and Professor David Lurie was publication to accompany the commission. The single screen video piece was selected for the Screendance 2021 UK Jury Awards and screened within the Screendance Festival 11-13 March 2021.