Hybrid Minds/Bodies

EXHIBITION & SYMPOSIUM: CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL, 2019

 

The Letter, Ingrid Bachmann

HYBRID MINDS / HYBRID BODIES was an exhibition and symposium bringing together an international group of researchers across the arts, ethics, medicine and the social sciences to investigate the complexities of heart transplantation.

Hybrid Bodies is a research team who have worked together for over a decade looking at phenomenological, socio-political and pop-cultural aspects of heart transplantation and organ donation.

While significant biomedical research has been conducted into transplantation, few researchers have explicitly connected organ recipients’ and donors’ experiences and cultural views about transplantation to the notion of embodiment, kinship, and identity.

Cut 1, Alexa Wright

Along with papers and keynote presentations, this event incorporated art works and creative projects grounded in hybrid art-medical research.

The exhibition featured the works of artists, Ingrid Bachmann (CA), Andrew Carnie (UK) and Alexa Wright (UK), Dana Dal Bo (CA) and Emily Jan (USA) and focused on the experiences of donor families within transplantation.

Presumed Nature, Emily Jan

We would like to thank the generous support of Concordia University, The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies and Culture, the Health Initiative, and SSHRC.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2019
4th Space, LB Building, Concordia University, 1400 de Maisonneuve, Montreal, QC

6pm –8pm | Vernissage of Exhibition and Kick-off of Symposium

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019
4th Space, LB Building, Concordia University, 1400 de Maisonneuve, Montreal, QC

9am –9:30am | Coffee & Pastries

9:30am –10am | Keynote: Dr. Heather Ross, Head, Division of Cardiology Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Professor of Medicine at Toronto General Hospital

10am –10:30am | Keynote: Dr. Jennifer Poole, Associate Professor, Ryerson University’s School of Social Work

10:30 –11am | Coffee Break

11am –12:30pm | PANEL: Ethnocultural, Social, & Economic Perspectives in Transplantation: Abin Thomas, Jennifer Poole, Dylan Mortimer

12:30pm –1:30pm | LUNCH BREAK

1:30pm –3pm | PANEL: Parallel Research Directions: David Howes, Tamar Tembeck, Kim Sawchuk, Christina Lammer

3pm –3:15pm | Coffee Break

3:15 –4:30pm | Walking Tour of Exhibition with the Artists: Ingrid Bachmann, Andrew Carnie, Dana Dal Bo, Emily Jan, Alexa Wright

4:30pm –5:30pm | Emerging Artist-Researcher Presentations: Rachel Thomas, Darian Goldin Stahl, Andrea Barrett

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019
4th Space, LB Building, Concordia University, 1400 de Maisonneuve, Montreal, QC

9am – 9:30am | Coffee & Pastries

9:30am – 10am | Keynote: Dr. Margrit Shildrick, Guest Professor of Gender and Knowledge Production, Stockholm University

10am – 10:30am | Keynote: John A. Douglas, interdisciplinary artist and transplant recipient, Sydney, Australia

10:30am – 11am | Coffee Break

11am  – 12:30pm | Walking Tour of Exhibition with the Artists (BlackBox) : Ingrid Bachmann, Andrew Carnie, Dana Dal Bo, Emily Jan, Alexa Wright

12:30pm –1:30pm | LUNCH BREAK

1:30pm –3pm | PANEL: Curating Across Art, Science & Medicine: Hannah Redler, Bec Dean, Casey Mesick-Braun, Sean Caulfield

3pm – 3:15pm | Coffee Break

3:15pm –4pm | Engaging with the Exhibition, Questionnaires

4pm –5pm | Wrap-up and Farewells