Schlagworte-Archive: Video

Hand / Mouth

Hand / Mouth

Vienna – recently I accompanied an eight year old facially paralysed girl during plastic surgery. She had a corrective operation. It was her third surgical intervention within a period of about four years. Everything went well and the girl is already back at home in Switzerland.

Human expression is not only about the moving face. The whole body of a person is involved when s/he expresses her- or himself. During surgery I was wondering of how a part of the hand of the girl – a tendon of her right arm was transplanted into her left mouth corner – suddenly became integrated in her smiling, articulating and talking.
This observation encouraged me to continue my work together with choreographers and movement practitioners within the FEATURES-research with facially paralysed patients and in close collaboration with the plastic and reconstructive surgeon Manfred Frey, who is an expert in this particular medical field: http://www.professor-frey.at/.

Video still: Christina Lammer, 2012

Back in Interventional Radiology

Back in Interventional Radiology

Vienna – the video presentation in London was prepared in the biomedical field of interventional radiology. I have been working there as a visual ethnographer between 2000 and 2004 and took the chance to actualize research materials. Johannes Lammer (not related by blood with the author), head of the Department of Interventional Radiology at the… Continue Reading

Stowaways (2010)

Stowaways (2010)

HIDDEN PASSENGERS IN CONTEMPORARY ART Exhibition at MONTEHERMOSO, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain January 22 – May 30 Curated by Elke Krystufek   With a rather personal video work BROT & ROSEN (2009) Michael Häfner (gastroenterologist) and Christina Lammer are involved in the group exhibition STOWAWAYS at MONTEHERMOSO in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). The viewer of the video travels literally… Continue Reading

Plastic Bodies (2005)

Für diese experimentelle Videoarbeit rekonstruieren Nicola und Christina Lammer die Verkleinerung der Brust, die Nici 2000 an der MUW hat durchführen lassen. Das Video enthält Interviewauszüge und erlaubt Rückschlüsse auf die Schnitttechnik dieser Operation. Zudem schildert Nici ihre Erfahrungen: N. u. C. Lammer, miniDV, 25 min. Continue Reading