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Biomedicine in museums

Annebeth Meldal's hospital wet-art at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Oslo

By September 18, 2007No Comments

I’ve just seen “God bedring” (Get well soon!) at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology (NTM) in Oslo — a nice and pretty object-dense temporary exhibition about different aspects of 18th and 19th century Norwegian hospital life. (I’ll be back with a review of it when the catalogue is being published in a few weeks).

One showcase is an installation by artist Annebeth Meldal, whose earlier installations in the Department of Health Sciences at Vestfold Community College in Norway has caused some discussion. NTM commissioned her to do a work that could take any kind of used hospital material as her point of departure. Here’s a front view of the showcase with the resulting still life:

And here a side view:

Others than me that get associations to some of Peter Greenaway’s movie installations?

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