In Zakynthos, Greece, Theo Dirix, Pascale Pollier and Mark Gardiner, the organizers of the Vesalius Continuum, with support from the Mayor and communities of Zakynthos, hosted the Vesalius conference from Sept4-8. Saturday September 6th, Professor Brion Benninger, a Sports Medicine Physician, Clinical Anatomist and Reverse translational researcher from Western University of Health Sciences, Lebanon, Oregon USA, an invited guest speaker presented his unique work on "Vesalius, Google Glass-Ultrasound-Dissection – The Triple Feedback". Professor Benninger demonstrated how Vesalius used a dynamic approach to reveal human anatomy. I wanted to try to be as innovative as Vesalius. He reproduced the concept of dynamic anatomy by integrating Google Glass with the human touch while examining a person producing an ultrasound image from a novel finger probe developed by Sonivate to create Triple feedback. Triple feedback includes the palpation stethoscope (human touch), observation of surface anatomy (external visual stethoscope) and ultrasound images of human anatomy during human touch (internal visual stethoscope). This allows for better patient-doctor communication during the physical examination. He believes this may reduce patient waiting times and possibly be the key to revolutionize cardiac resuscitation along with many other benefits. Professor Benninger said it was an honour to interact and collaborate inter professionally with renowned Medical artists, historians, physicians and anatomists. Medical artists and historians are invaluable in capturing and telling the story of Medicine. He acknowledged this Vesalius conference was a tremendously success and thanked the Greek and Belgium governments and organizers for all their support.
Art Gallery of Crafton Hills (AGCH) is dedicated to the promotion of the fine arts. The Gallery was founded in 2013 by Pod Five (PF). The institution is set up as a virtual gallery and is to be presented by PF. The virtual gallery is administered and headquartered in Redlands, California. The works featured at AGCH include installations, sculptures, and paintings.
A bronze bust portrait/facial reconstruction of Andreas Vesalius.
made by Richard Neave and Pascale Pollier.
These Bronze portraits 1/12 are made to fund our larger commemorative monument. These sculptures will be given to sponsors who support the new monument for 5000 euro.
The bronze foundry
Kunstgieterij De Clercq-Ginsberg
The VRT newsflash
a collaboration with Photographer Paulina Otylie Surys
work in progress
A review by Art and Science writer Johanna Kieniewicz
Pascale Pollier – The body physical
Pascale Pollier, Female Écorché, 2009, mixed media. Image courtesy of the artist and GV Art gallery, London
The physical aspects of the body are, indeed, the most obvious and most immediately conducive to sculpture and portraiture—but it is a rare artist who can make us feel them. It’s not just about skill in re-representing what we see in the mirror, it’s about what’s beneath the surface of the skin. Female Ecorche by Pascale Pollier is an unusual self-portrait, one that – literally – penetrates beneath the skin, with the muscles of the body exposed in exquisite detail. In the sculpture, headphones are set on the ears but the wire is connected to the heart; it seems to inhabit that inner world we experience when in contemplation, or just trying to block out the external world on the Tube. Pollier’s Day of the Lipids was moving in an entirely different way: dealing with plastic surgery in Western culture, liposuction needles are connected to a network of tubes pumping something resembling blood. It is a visceral installation that makes us feel the body through seeing it. The experience isn’t entirely pleasant, but then neither are our bodies, necessarily, when it comes down to it.
scientific art 2: NON & DIGITAL: SCIENCE ART 2
September 22-26, 2012
The Central House of Artists in Moscow in the Moscow Art Week,
119049, Moscow, Krymskiy val, 10
Art and Science in symbiosis