Synapsis in Paris: Field Notes: How to be Generative

Darian Goldin Stahl, Artist-in-Residence // Field Notes: How to be Generative Silk, wax, toner, and multimedia 4″ x 4″ 2019 Field Notes: How to be Generative is an artist’s book made in response to the “Book as Body” Artist’s Book Atelier, conducted by myself and Reader of Medical Humanities Stella Bolaki at the CHCI Paris…

The Artist’s Book as Body

Darian Goldin Stahl, Artist-in-Residence // The Artist’s Book as Body: Constructing the meaning of medicine through relational bookmaking practices Introduction For my pedagogical research in the health humanities, I am most interested in how bodily proxies can be employed to sensorially materialize a symptom, unease, or medical experience outside of the body so that it…

Dermography

Darian Goldin Stahl, Artist-in-Residence // Dermography Charcoal 6′ x 16′ 2018 Dermography considers how a haptic engagement with medical scans can mend the separation between scan-body and flesh-body after a diagnosis. When a patient sees an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI scan of their interior body, these ossified images are experienced only through the digital…

Lesion

    Darian Goldin Stahl, Artist-in-Residence // Lesion Beeswax, transducer, and sound. 2018   Lesion is a multi-sensory speculative exploration of what it would be like to materialize and hold an illness. I am most interested in discovering the community-building potential of the health humanities by transforming an internal disease into an external, tangible, and…

Healing House II

    Darian Goldin Stahl, Artist-in-Residence // Healing House II Beeswax, silk, and sewing bust 2018   This installation materializes the feeling of unease that occurs when witnessing the dissolution of one’s flesh through biomedical imaging technologies. The penetrating waves of magnetic resonance slice and cast off the patient’s skin to uncover a lesion, and…