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Biomedicine in museums

Science in the Arts seminar at Medical Museion on 9 April, 1-2 pm

On 9 April 9, the international art laboratory Hotel Pro Forma organizes a seminar discussing the connections between science and artistic process in collaboration with Medical Musieon, the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen, and the research project Robot Culture and Aesthetics (University of Copenhagen).

The point of departure for the discussion is the Japanese visual artist and performer Ayaka Okutsu’s current art installation Meating Ghost that combines art and scientific research. Ayaka Okutsu is artist-in-residence with Hotel Pro Forma from January to April 2014. See more below.


  • Thomas Söderqvist, Director, Medical Museion
  • Lene Juel Rasmussen, Managing Director, Center for Healthy Aging
  • Ayaka Okutsu, Visual Artist, Artist-in-Residence at Hotel Pro Forma
  • Elizabeth Ann Jochum, Founder, Robot Culture and Aesthetics

When: 9. April 2014, from 13.00 to 14.00.
Where: Medical Museion, The Auditorium, Bredgade 62, 1260 Copenhagen

Admission is free, but registration for this event is necessary, as there are limited seats.
The presentations will be in English.

7 April 2014 to Martin Rørtoft,

In Meating Ghost Japanese visual artist Ayaka Okutsu investigates the manipulation of different senses as a way of making the audience aware of their perception. The work is a video installation with binaurally recorded sound, which gives 360-degree perception through hearing. It creates an uncanny sense of dimension and physicality, offering artificial impairment in hearing and seeing.

Meating Ghost will be exhibited Saturday 5 April, 5.30-9 pm at Atelier Hotel Pro Forma, Strandlodsvej 6b, 3rd floor, 2300 Copenhagen S. There is free admission.

Meating Ghost

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