Heart of the Matter PHI exhibition

Wright, A. Heart of the Matter PHI exhibition. Montreal

CreatorsWright, A.
Description

In 2010 Dr. Heather Ross, Dr. Susan Abbey, Enza De Luca, Oliver E. Mauthner, Dr. Patricia McKeever, Dr. Magrit Shildrick, and Dr. Jennifer Poole published a groundbreaking and controversial paper entitled What they say versus what we see: ‘hidden’ distress and impaired quality of life in heart transplant recipients in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.This transdisciplinary research team, PITH (the Process of Incorporating a Transplanted Heart), spearheaded an effort to investigate the under-examined emotional and psychological effects of heart transplantation.

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.

Works executed in a range of media were presented in this first public iteration of Hybrid Bodies, which provided a tangible focus for interdisciplinary discussion.

Filephi installation shot.jpg
Media typeImage
Keywordsinterdisciplinary; heart transplant
Web address (URL)https://phi-centre.com/en/event/hybridbodiesexpo-en/

Related outputs

Parallax, a story in two parts
Wright, A. 2020. Parallax, a story in two parts. in: Tammer el Sheikh (ed.) Hybrid Bodies: An Anthology of Writings on Art, Identity and Intercorporeality Wilmington, USA Vernon Press. pp. TBC

Object Stories
Wright, A. Object Stories.

Hybrid Bodies, Hybrid Minds
Wright, A. 2019. Hybrid Bodies, Hybrid Minds. Concordia University Gallery, Montreal

Hybrid Bodies laser talk
Wright, A. and Carnie, Andrew Hybrid Bodies laser talk. London Laser 23. Central St Martins, London 18 Oct 2017

British Journal of Psychiatry, cover image
Wright, A. British Journal of Psychiatry, cover image.

Heart of the Matter - The Flesh of the World
Wright, A. Heart of the Matter - The Flesh of the World. Toronto

Not Gone Not Forgotten
Wright, A. Not Gone Not Forgotten. Winchester

Cut
Wright, A. Cut. Winchester

Still Live
Wright, A. 2019. Still Live.

Sutured Selves, Remapping the Boundaries between our bodies, our selves and our kin
Wright, A. and Redler Hawes, Hannah 2019. Sutured Selves, Remapping the Boundaries between our bodies, our selves and our kin. Representing the Medical Body. London Science Museum 28 Mar 2019

Hybrid Bodies Chiasma Exhibition
Wright, A. 2018. Hybrid Bodies Chiasma Exhibition. The Winchester Gallery, Hampshire

Papworth Hospital Heart Transplant Recipient Workshop
Wright, A. 2018. Papworth Hospital Heart Transplant Recipient Workshop.

When Words Fail, an interdisciplinary investigation into the phenomenological effects of heart transplantation
Wright, A. 2018. When Words Fail, an interdisciplinary investigation into the phenomenological effects of heart transplantation. Art Materiality and Representation (Royal Anthropological Society). British Museum/ SOAS, London 01 - 03 Jun 2018

Messy entanglements: research assemblages in heart transplantation discourses and practices
Shildrick, M., McKeever, P., Abbey, S., Poole, J., Wright, A., Bachmann, I., Carnie, A., Ross, H., Jan, E., De Luca, E., Dal Bo, Dana and El Sheikh, T. 2018. Messy entanglements: research assemblages in heart transplantation discourses and practices. Medical Humanities. 44 (1), pp. 46-54. doi:10.1136/medhum-2017-011212

BBC Radio 4: interview and excerpts of audio from Heart of the Matter in Print Me A new Body programme
Wright, A. 2017. BBC Radio 4: interview and excerpts of audio from Heart of the Matter in Print Me A new Body programme. BBC Radio 4.

Art/Sci Nexus, 9 Evenings Revisited
Wright, A. and Carnie, Andrew 2016. Art/Sci Nexus, 9 Evenings Revisited. 9 Evenings Revisited, in Theory as in Practice. KKW, Leipzig, Germany

Visual Narratives of Embodied Experience at RPsych Conference
Wright, A. 2016. Visual Narratives of Embodied Experience at RPsych Conference. Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual Conference. Cardiff 25 - 27 Apr 2016

Phantom Limb
Wright, A. 2016. Phantom Limb. Victoria Museum and Gallery, Liverpool

Hybrid Bodies at KKW
Wright, A. 2016. Hybrid Bodies at KKW. Kunstkraftwerk, Leipzig, Germany

Seeing Things As They Are : Visual Narratives of Embodied Experience
Wright, A. 2016. Seeing Things As They Are : Visual Narratives of Embodied Experience. Disability, Arts and Health Conference. University of Bergen, Norway 01 - 02 Sep 2016

Hybrid Bodies
Wright, A. 2016. Hybrid Bodies. Silent Signal. University of Derby, Derby 26 Feb 2017

Piecing it Together
Wright, A. 2016. Piecing it Together. St Pancras Hospital.

There's So Much More I Want To Tell You
Wright, A. 2016. There's So Much More I Want To Tell You. Visions in The Nunnery, Bow, London

Piecing It Together Blog
Wright, A. 2015. Piecing It Together Blog.

Heart of the Matter
Wright, A. 2014. Heart of the Matter. London

Cadenza
Wright, A. 2014. Cadenza.

Monstrosity: the human monster in visual culture
Wright, A. 2013. Monstrosity: the human monster in visual culture. London I.B. Tauris.

A View From Inside
Wright, A. 2012. A View From Inside. London White Card.

A view from inside: portraying the experience of psychosis
Wright, A. 2012. A view from inside: portraying the experience of psychosis. Harris Gallery, Preston

Cover story
Wright, A. 2010. Cover story. DaDaFest International, St George, Liverpool

Alter Ego
Wright, A. 2010. Alter Ego. Kreuzberg, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

After Image
Wright, A. 2010. After Image. 21_21 Design Sight Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Conversation Piece
Wright, A., Linney, A. and Lincoln, M. 2009. Conversation Piece. Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

Out of Order
Wright, A. 2009. Out of Order.

Alter ego
Wright, A. and Linney, A. 2008. Alter ego. BM Suma Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Opera interna
Wright, A. 2008. Opera interna. Centro the Historia , Zaragoza, Spain

Cover story
Wright, A. 2008. Cover story. Bow Arts Trust, London

Conversation piece: a speech-based interactive art installation
Wright, A., Linney, A., Evans, A. and Lincoln, M. 2007. Conversation piece: a speech-based interactive art installation. Augsburg, Germany

Alter Ego
Wright, A. and Linney, A. 2007. Alter Ego. SESI Art Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Semblance and resemblance: the face in art and medicine
Wright, A. and Clarke, A. 2007. Semblance and resemblance: the face in art and medicine. Intersections of Life and Death: Artistic and Philosophical Representations of Organ Donation and Transplantation Conference. University of Toronto 26 - 27 Apr 2007

Opera interna: first act
Wright, A. 2007. Opera interna: first act. Incheon Multicultural Centre, Korea

Interactivity and identification: alter ego and conversation piece
Wright, A. 2007. Interactivity and identification: alter ego and conversation piece. FILE Symposium. SESI Arts Centre, Sao Paolo, Brazil 14 - 17 Aug 2007

Interactivity and identification: a discussion of conversation piece and other recent works
Wright, A. 2007. Interactivity and identification: a discussion of conversation piece and other recent works. Healthcare, Technology and Place Conference. University of Toronto 03 - 04 May 2007

'I'
Wright, A. 2007. 'I'. National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Cover story
Wright, A. 2006. Cover story. The Forum, Norwich

At the edge of my-self
Wright, A. 2003. At the edge of my-self. Digital Creativity. 14 (3), pp. 139-143. doi:10.1076/digc.14.3.139.27869

Intimate strangers
Wright, A. 2003. Intimate strangers. London, UK CARTE, University of Westminster.

'I'
Wright, A. 2001. 'I'. Public Culture: society for transnational cultural studies. 13 (3), pp. 506-510.

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