autopsia

Using promotional video for a medical camera system, documentation of a performance and sound from Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film 'Persona', “Autopsia” explores the tenuous status of the body as it hovers between life and death.

In this piece, the body functions as both subject and object; the embodied physician/artist performs procedures upon anesthetized and/or lifeless matter.

Yet they, as knowing subjects, are objectified by the unflinching eye of the camera and become disembodied themselves.

For a moment, “Autopsy” authorizes you to see for yourself, to see as a knowing subject and the object of your own subjectivity.