10 March - 9 April 2016, 00:00
During the residency Baker used medical imaging techniques to construct a series of images of the Platanus Orientalis Digitata, also known, uncommonly, as the Hippocrates tree as it is reputed to be the tree that provided the shade for Hippocrates early classes in medicine. Historically, the relationship between trees, pharmacology and well-being is well established thus Baker has continued her research using trees as a central focus to articulate medical and psychological states. This includes working with scoliosis sufferers by exploring ways of ‘correcting’ misshapen or bent trees that have become this way because of disease or environment conditions.
Under the Skin attempts to explore what it means to be able to use modern technologies to look under the skin and the implications of doing so. Much of this work can be seen in this exhibition and is accompanied by public workshops and a talk with Professor Iain Gilchrist, Neuropsychologist, from the University of Bristol which will take place at the Ruskin Gallery on Thursday 17 March, 7.00pm. For details about the talk, please click here.