Retrospective narratives of biomedical innovation omit the role played by aesthetics, knowledge-making and craft skills, framing them as peripheral to science. The Aberdonian development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging technology has been neglected in the transnational history of MRI, which privileges theory creation over practical making.
This project uses previously unknown archival sources (sketches, photographs, papers, drawings) to assess how methods and theories from the arts and humanities, usually considered peripheral to science, feed into past and present MRI innovation networks. The archival material exhibited in The Small Gallery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary will introduce visitors to the humanities aspects of medical imaging.
Talk and Publication Launch
Friday 24th May, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
The Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill
Come and join us for a talk and the launch of the publication to accompany Beverley Hood’s commission. Hosted by Dr Silvia Casini.