Australian Video Art Archive

Lauren Berkowitz and Tara Gilbee



00:03:00 1998

Endoscope is a video collaboration between Lauren Berkowitz and Tara Gilbee that probes the architectural interior and structure of a hospital, relating it to the internal anatomy of the human body. Much of the footage is shot in the negative, relating to X-rays, and giving the video a surreal quality. A dreamlike state is induced, as the viewer is led down corridors, stairwells, and underground passageways with oxygen and gas piping. This imagery is juxtaposed with appropriated black and white angiograms of the brain, lungs and kidneys, with dye shooting through the veins and arteries. This work was produced on site at the Royal Melbourne and The Alfred Hospitals.

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