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Marilène Oliver

MPhil work

The virtual world provides no place for the physical body. As the boundaries between our virtual and real lives increasingly blur, the absence of the physical in the virtual space is destined to provoke changes in and question our notion of embodiment. In my work I aim to repair the fragmentation and dislocation of the body brought about medical imaging and electronic communication by using the digitised and coded body (in the form of MRI, CT and PET scan data) as material for making sculptures. I seek to reclaim the body from the contemporary medical and digital gaze in order to poetically subvert it and offer future relics of our increasingly digitised selves.

Info

  • MPhil

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    Printmaking–2008

  • The virtual world provides no place for the physical body. As the boundaries between our virtual and real lives increasingly blur, the absence of the physical in the virtual space is destined to provoke changes in and question our notion of embodiment. In my work I aim to repair the fragmentation and dislocation of the body brought about medical imaging and electronic communication by using the digitised and coded body (in the form of MRI, CT and PET scan data) as material for making sculptures. I seek to reclaim the body from the contemporary medical and digital gaze in order to poetically subvert it and offer future relics of our increasingly digitised selves.

  • Degrees

  • MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art, 2001; BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 1999
  • Experience

  • Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art, 2006; Visiting Lecturer, Royal Academy of Art, London, 2005; Visiting Lecturer, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, 2005; Fine Art Digital Co-ordinator, Royal College of Art, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • On Time, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2008; Locked-In: The Image of Humanity in the Age of Intrusion, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 2008; Dervishes (solo show), Beaux Arts, London, 2008; Medicine and Art, Kunst Museum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany, 2006
  • Awards

  • The London Original Print Fair Prize, 2007; Highly Commended, Art Meets Science Award, 2005; Student Award, Printmaking Today Prize, 2001