TACs Experimentación con imagen biomédica Iñigo Bilbao
He was born in Ribadesella en 1975. Lives and works in Barcelona
TACs Experimentación con imagen biomédica
26
Jun
2008
12
Oct
2008
Íñigo Bilbao (Spain, 1975), "TACs", (2008). Video projection and five photosensitive resin prototypes (digital sculptures) processed by the artist from TACs previously produced for these prototypes.

TACs Experimentación con imagen biomédica

Íñigo Bilbao (Spain, 1975), "TACs", (2008). Video projection and five photosensitive resin prototypes (digital sculptures) processed by the artist from TACs previously produced for these prototypes.

26
Jun
2008
12
Oct
2008
22:00 to 22:00

Iñigo Bilbao (Spain, 1975), "TACs", (2008). Video projection and five photosensitive resin prototypes (digital sculptures) processed by the artist from TACs previously produced for these prototypes.

Using standard medical and industrial engineering tools, Iñigo Bilbao depicts both the changing and perishable outer appearance of the model and the more solid and lasting internal structure of its bone structure. 

Data obtained when a patient undergoes a TAC (Computed Axial Tomography) or a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is used as a means of diagnosis. However, these very data are used by the artist with artistic purposes, therefore experimenting with the high creative potential of medical hardware and software when used in combination with 3D modeling software and rapid-prototyping machines. 

When a TAC or MRI is performed, the result is a series of 2D images which usually provide the necessary information in order to diagnose, but which can also be combined with medical software to render a 3D virtual model. This alternative is very rare and is currently only applied for very specific and unusual purposes, such as previewing complex operations or designing prosthesis. In the case of 3D models it is possible to show both the patient’s bone structure and internal organs, together with the external surface, the skin. The medical software option posits a significant artistic potential, and exploring this alternative is one of the main goals of the TACs project.


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In short, medical tools are used in an unorthodox fashion: scanning healthy models adopting inadequate postures for diagnosis, showing errors and interferences, with a use beyond any scientific purpose. 

EXHIBITION ROOM: Plataforma 1 
PRODUCTION AND VIDEO MONTAGE: Iñigo Bilbao 
SOUND: Félix Luque 
MEDICAL CONSULTANT: Alberto Sicilia D.M. 
MAGNETIC RESONANCE DEPARTMENT AT CLÍNICA ASTURIAS: Dr Roberto Bodenlle. 
PROTOTYPING: “Prodintec Foundation, Technological Center for the Design and the Industrial Production of Asturias”

 

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