corpoIMAGEM > corpoFRAGMENTO    corpoPAISAGEM     corpoALGORITMO 
  Author: Center for Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon / Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva

Date: 2011

Description: Between February and March 2011, the Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva in Lisbon held a video exhibition about the body and its representations, "corpoIMAGEM – Representações do Corpo na Ciência e na Arte", organized by the Research Project "Image in Science and Arte" of the Center for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon. The exhibition was organized in three sections (three videos), "corpoPAISAGEM" (Body Landscape), "corpoFRAGMENTO" (Body Fragment) and "corpoALGORITMO" (Body Algorithm), corresponding to three chronological and conceptual moments in the history of images and of the representation of the body in Western Science and Art.

In the second section, "corpoFRAGMENTO" (Body Fragment), we displayed images of the human body produced by Science and Art by the end of the 19th Century and all along the 20th Century. At this point in history the diffusion of photographic techniques of vision and image reproduction revolutionized the medical gaze and inevitably influenced the artistic gaze on the body.
In Science naked eye vision at the macro-scale is replaced by photography and radiography, while microphotography contributes to the development of research at the micro-scale. In the Visual Arts photography, with its endless reproducibility, leaves a strong mark on artistic production, aesthetics and the social function of art.

Collections: Centro de Arte Moderna da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Instituto de Histologia e Biologia do desenvolvimento da FMUL, Museu de Medicina da FMUL, Museu do Chiado, Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, Museu da Ciência de Coimbra, Casa Museu Egaz Moniz, artists' and private collections, Scientific journals of the 19th century, Instituto de Investigação Científica bento da Rocha Cabral.