Medical Art Exhibition, Antwerp Medical Days 2011
Els Gielis, president Antwerp Medical Students’ Congress AMSC 2011
Ann Van de Velde, hematologist, BIOMAB
Francis Van Glabbeek, orthopedic surgeon, BIOMAB
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Artists & Works (in Progress)
2 COLOUR LITHOGRAPHIES, 2011
70 x 51 cm (3)
Length: 1 minute
70 x 70 x 65 cm
Verdriet om wat er komen zal.
Verdriet om wat voorbij is.
Opluchting omdat er eindelijk een diagnose is.
Opluchting omdat men eindelijk zal handelen of niet wil handelen.
Je wereld is totaal veranderd.
Wil je jezelf nog zien?
Sluit je jezelf op of laat je nog een opening voor de toekomst?
THE ROAD, 2011
Ceramic, inox, iron, mirror, oil on canvas
150 x 105 x 75 cm
Rode of witte bloedlichaampjes
Kronkelend in lichamen
We worden zelf de kanker
Overgeleverd aan ....
(De Judas-cel / Lilith-cel)
Polyurethane, glass fibre and resin – painted between layers of resin
60 x 60 cm
My aim is to force people to look beyond what the eye first sees and contemplate, for a moment, a different point of view. Daniel is a young man representing a people who are searching and discovering solutions and answers. He has no natural humanoid colour because he represents all cultures, social standing and colour. I've made him young to show the innocent manner that we should all approach things that we don't understand but want to comprehend, whether it be sickness and desease or trying to figure out time and space in a fourth dimention. Daniel holds a completed tesseract in his hands... a success, an advancement of knowledge through application. A tetrahedron lies in front of him as a discovery in the past that he has built on. Bits of un-assebled/undiscovered pieces lie scattered; an idea waiting to be uncovered... a truth to be realised. The fact that there are people applying themselves to beating cancer means, undoubtedly that we are beating cancer.
OUTSIDE-INSIDE, LUNG CANCER, 2011
64-slice multidetector Computerized Tomography, Volume Rendering Reformations, printed on aluminium
70 x 70 cm
BATTLE OF THE REMAINS, 2010
Alabaster carving on Belgian Greystone
25 cm x 20 cm x 18 cm
looking for the confrontation with everybody's humanity:
the beauty and ugliness of the constantly changing body,
the strength of muscles, the aging skin, mortality, and decay.
PATHOLOGICAL LOOK-ALIKES, 2011
With my work I want to refocus the spectator gaze on the human body and its complex system. At present we are experiencing a major cancer epidemic. We live much longer than before, but modern living plays a great role in the fact that humans die more of cancer. We are constantly exposed to pollution. Because of all kinds of toxins on food and clothes. Some of them are airborne and others come in direct contact with our skin. So modern living includes a higher rate of cancer related mortality. On the other hand there is the improved and advanced medical system and treatments, more efficient than ever before. The progress of disease and medical science is constant in motion as the earth itself. Human beings are living much longer then they were intended to by nature, and there is no cure for old-age. We are not meant to live on forever and we should accept this fact. But we can fight and reduce the risk on cancer. Humanity has to take up the responsibility for itself and its environment by living much more ethically and consciously.