Visiting Artist Lecture: Ingrid Bachmann & Jennifer Poole – Hybrid Bodies

Tuesday, March 22, 6:00-7:00pm
UMKC Gallery of Art

What transpires when a heart is transplanted from one person to another? A team of scientists, medical researchers, and artists sought to uncover the psychological and ontological effects of heart transplantation from the perspective of organ recipients. The result is Hybrid Bodies, an interdisciplinary research study and series of artworks that connects organ recipients’ experiences and cultural views about transplantation to the notion of embodiment.

Join Montreal-based artist Ingrid Bachmann and Toronto-based social scientist Jennifer Poole for a discussion of their collaborative process and discoveries, as well as their preliminary research for Hybrid Bodies II, now underway, which approaches issues of transplantation from the perspective of donor families.

Visitor parking is available on the UMKC campus at coin meters in lot 4OS, and dollar/coin meters in lot 43, and on level 5 of the Cherry Street Garage at an hourly rate of $1.25.

This is a Spencer Museum At Large program, organized in partnership with the UMKC Department of Art and Art History. Support for this program is generously provided by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts-Commerce Bank, Trustee.

Image: Ingrid Bachmann, The Gift, multi-channel video installation for Hybrid Bodies