April 22: Vittorio Marchis presents Autopsy of a Machine

April 22, 2013 6:00 pm
Vittorio Marchis presents Autopsy of a Machine

Vittorio Marchis Internationally renowned for his performative public history, Vittorio Marchis is coming to Cleveland to perform an autopsy of a 1940s electrocardiograph machine (ECG), and to discuss technologies for viewing the body, including X-Ray and ECG. Combining performance art with a deep understanding of historical objects, Marchis will look inside the historical machines that have allowed physicians to peer into the human machine. Layered with metaphor, Marchis’ autopsy will transform how we view not only medical technologies but historical artifacts themselves. Conjuring the modern crime laboratory, Marchis will disassemble a historical artifact, raising questions about the meaning of artifact in public humanities, as well as the digital age.

Allen Memorial Medical Library, Ford Auditorium
11000 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Please RSVP to jennifer.nieves@case.edu, 216-368-3648

This event is cosponsored with the Center for Public History and Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University