A project by caraballo-farman
These carcinodaemons fuse three different imaging techniques. A shaman manages to see figures that are said to inhabit you using a technique called ‘extraction’, in which the shaman identifies malignant figures and casts them out. An MRI images the breast cancer tumor, identifying its size and location, before the surgeon extracts it. When taken into 3D software, the MRI image of biological matter is translated into an abstract algorithm-based wire mesh form. Here the wire-mesh forms of breast cancer tumors were transformed into the figures seen by the shaman during extractions. In this case a serpent-turtle…
Chipping investment at Modern Art Foundry
Patina at the Modern Art Foundry
OBC’s interview with BBC Farsi aired earlier this year. This is part 1.
Proposal for a Public Tumor
This piece is now in a great little show at the CUNY Graduate Center called Corporealities, referring to the fact that human beings and other organisms are not merely thinking things but are also embodied in myriad ways. In conjunction with a seminar on embodiment supported by the Mellon Foundation, The Committee on Interdisciplinary Science Studies is hosting an exhibition featuring artists whose work deals with body parts, body modification, beauty, disease, sexuality, and biological processes.
Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave (and 34th Street), Suite 5307
Here is a 2-minute snippet of the .5 hr audio mix using the MRI session+the Shamanic resonance session. It played in the meditation room with lit up 3D wall sconces… there will be more shamanism in our near future…
The Meditation Source Room: Two 3D plastic prints of tumors (printed at NYU’s AMS), mounted as sconces, with led lights inserted in the wall. The sound is a mix of an MRI machine (with the technician occasionally asking ‘are you doing ok?’) and a shamanic visualization / extraction session - which have eerily similar aural qualities. There are three ways of ‘seeing inside’ that are gathered in this room: the MRI, the shamanic and the viewer’s own meditation.