Sunday, October 2, 2011

Object Acquisition # 77-96.1.35 Electro Diagnostic Set

Documenting objects from The Hunt Show:

Object Acquisition # 77-96.1.35
Object interpreted and Statement by Beth I. Robinson

Transillumination - enlightenment through the process of examination

“Transillumination maybe explained as directing a highly concentrated, penetrating chromatic light through the process of examination. The transmission of this light through the process, by virtue of reflection and selective absorption enables us to actually see what conditions exist. Darkness or Light, which one for you?”
Text from a small brochure enclosed with Dr. J. C. Bartlett, M.D.’s Electro Diagnostic Set from the Medical Archives at Oregon Health and Science University.
In these transillumination drawings, I am shedding chromatic light on these confused, cold and car-wreck like recontextualized anatomy parts. It is my hope, that We, the people, will see what actual conditions exist within our current healthcare system.

Butterfly stitched spine, white Stonehenge pages with Gampi paper cover, watercolor crayons, digital collage, drawing, 
$600 includes box

Curators Note: I was also the curator for this show... My fellow artist twisted my arm to take the last object.  I wrote in my curator notes (which I will post the entirety at the end)...

I have been humbled at the excitement of my fellow artists/hunters to join me in “the hunt.”

Each one of these objects randomly chosen made their way to the right person. My own object is a large flashlight used to bring light in dark places. Much like any curator’s job should be.

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