Video installation. Ultrasound machine, CRT monitor
This work is further developed - Phantom Limb
Dealing directly with the hospital environment, in “Prognosis” Amos is using a medical ultrasound machine to create poetic images. The work emerged from the idea that the ability of one to observe inward is divided into two, mentally, and physically. The by-products of both actions can lead to a fundamental change.
Part of the group exhibition ArtScience: Forms of symbiosis
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
The way one is looking inside physically usually does not belong to himself and allows only out from the glasses of the medical system. Amos, following a history intertwined with hospitals, creates a poetic use of this medical device, the work hopes to raise questions about the doubt that exists in medical language, and in a medical procedure. Amos believes that by defamiliarization and adding a poetic layer to medical tools it is possible to create a deeper understanding of the healing process.
By defamiliarization and adding a poetic layer to medical tools it is possible to create a deeper understanding of the medical process. And show the lack of doubt that exists within it. The same world in his opinion functions within a closed system of laws that does not allow for a poetic view. The same poetic view may lead to a deeper understanding of the patients condition . The same poetic look allows for a re-examination of patients in a more individual way.
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