Whose Scalpel 2.0 is an audio-visual art performance that explores the intersection of technology and sensory perception. In this piece, the artist's cardiac MRI data are presented through technological devices, highlighting the progression of medicine and its cultural implications. During the live performance, the artist lets real time heart rate data from the artist, a dancer, and the audience influence the presentation and experience of images and sounds. This sensor-based interactive design fosters a multilayered perception of the body, prompting contemplation on body concepts and technology's role in our lives.
Artist Yen-Tzu Chang collaborated with dancer Ting-Ting Chao, installation designer Ning Tsai, supported by Taiwan Sound Lab, Industrial Technology Research Institute, and Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS to realize Whose Scalpel 2.0. The artwork is an extended version of Whose Scalpel, the outcome of the residency STEAM Imaging I, hosted by Fraunhofer MEVIS and Ars Electronica in 2017.
The exhibition of Whose Scalpel 2.0 runs till November 12, 2023.
The live performances will take place at the Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB), Communication Squadron Performance Space, 1st Floor, on October 19 at 19:30, October 21 and 22 at 15:00