Reiner Riedler: The Lifesaving Machines
October 30 – December 20, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, Oct. 30th, 6-8pm
n his photographic series of historical and modern medical machinery, Reiner Riedler asks “Why do they look so human?” The project, initially inspired one late night as the artist waited alongside his newborn son in a neonatal intensive care unit, seeks to coax the beauty and mystery from objects normally viewed with clinical detachment. Here, Riedler addresses the unconscious dialogue between our lifesaving machines and their human counterparts twofold, seen in both the documentation of medicine’s evolving technologies and apparatuses, and through the intentional isolation of the machines from their place of use, highlighting each alone afront a pitch-black background.
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
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