Score, sound and installation design for a multi-channel video work by Ingrid Bachmann.
‘The Gift’ was included as part of the larger Hybrid Bodies project by Ingrid Bachmann
With the goal of bringing this concern to the general public, they invited four artists—Ingrid Bachmann, Andrew Carnie, Catherine Richards, and Alexa Wright—to draw from PITH’s research data for the purpose of creating new works that explore diverse aspects of this complex phenomenon, such as inter-corporeality, community, mythology, and symbolism around the heart.
The resulting Hybrid Bodies project examines organ recipients’ experiences and cultural views about transplantation, linking them to ideas of embodiment, identity, and kinship. The aim of this project is to explore the complexity of organ transplantation in a novel way that raises awareness and makes it accessible to the public, providing a context to discuss and explore these ideas.
Video installation at the Phi Centre, Montreal in January 2014.
© 2014 Douglas Moffat