Christina Lammer

Christina Lammer is a collaborative multimedia artist, research sociologist and lecturer based in Vienna. Her work combines sensory ethnography with video, performance and body art in hospitals and clinics, focussing on embodied emotion and sensory interaction between patients and physicians during the course of medical treatment. In Features: Vienna Face Project (2009-2014), Lammer investigates the place of portraiture and the aesthetics of the smile in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Surgical Wrappings (2009-2014) explores the material culture of surgery. Works in the series CORPOrealities (2004-2009) considered empathy, somatic perception, and the role of touch and the hands in the use of techniques such as image-guided vascular surgery at the Medical University of Vienna (MUV). Her most recent book is CORPOrealities (Vienna, Löcker Verlag, 2010). Lammer holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Vienna.

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