Painting Surgery

October 17, 2010:

Berlin and Vienna – together with my cooperation partner Artur Zmijewski, appointed curator of the 7th Berlin Biennale 2012, I invited four clinicians to put their working practices, plastic and reconstructive surgeries, operations of the brain, removals of the bowels, and endoscopic examinations of the digestion system, on a large scale into paint color. The physicians gave performance lectures in a particularly created rehearsal situation, using the paintbrush as their working tool. They reflected on their clinical practices and on images of the human body made in biomedicine. The results of these preparatory works will be presented at the Berlin Biennale in June 2012. Photograph: Christina Lammer, 2011