The Body Electric at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada International Conference on Resident Education/ Associated Medical Services Phoenix Conference

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WhiteFeather has been selected to present a 4-minute excerpt of her 8-minute video work, blóm + blóð as part of the digital visual art show, The Body Electric, presented at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada International Conference on Resident Education (ICRE) in Quebec City, QC, October 19-21, 2017. The Body Electric has also received support from Associated Medical Services (AMS), and in partnership with the Royal College, will also be screened at the AMS Phoenix Invitational Conference, November 16 and 17, 2017, in Toronto.

The Body Electric understands art as an intervention that explores, disrupts, deepens and reimagines medicine. It offers a set of practices for meaning-making, looking, and reflecting through which we can stand in new relations with the subjects and objects of health care. Initially launched during the 2014 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE), The Body Electric digital art exhibit annually showcases an inspiring selection of visual art, in a range of media, including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and video.”

This year’s curatorial team included:

Dr. Allison Crawford: Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, and Director of the Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program and Telepsychiatry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Dr. Lisa Richardson: Faculty co-Lead in Indigenous Medical Education for the University of Toronto’s medical school and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. She currently practices at the Toronto Western Hospital where she is Site Director for the Core Internal Medicine Residency Program

Bryn A. Ludlow: digital media artist, and PhD Candidate at York University in the Department of Communication Studies, York and Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, Toronto

More on The Body Electric website, here.

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