Amanda Hu Photography and Art

contact@amandahu.ca


2011

Self portrait

This sculpture was created using MRI slices of my brain. The panels rotate so different sections of the brain and head can be revealed. The fragmented presentation of the brain relates to the notion that our brain's functions themselves are fragmented and located in different parts of the structure. As different slices can be rotated out and can interact with each other, this acts as an allegory for how our own brain works. As well, this self portrait highlighted my own fragility as the MRIs were procured after I began suffering various neurological issues.

Medium: steel, aluminum, acrylic panels, MRI images on inkjet transparencies, colour-changing LEDs


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