“Immeasurable Results”, 2018

Elen Braga,
“Immeasurable Results”, 2018
Lecture/performance at Performing Art Forum – A.Pass artistic research presentations.

“Immeasurable Results” (1994) is an image of a woman entering a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, one of the new medical imaging devices that promised so much. She is a response to our non-innocent resistance to the domination of technoscience in life and death decisions. The diagnostic film above the figure reveals more than a medical condition. A tiny red demon is pounding on her skull, repeating the loud noise the machine expels, a clock without hands but external crab claws hangs in anticipation, a calavera (skeleton) figure with a spear also awaits the crucial decision. An open-mouthed mermaid and a floating penis and testicles all attest to the immeasurable fears and desires in this woman’s head.”  (Lynn Randolph – Modest Witness, A Painter’s Collaboration with Donna Haraway)