Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Self Inish1 continued...

in relation to my ongoing research for self initiative 1 titled 'phantoms of the brain'…a recent breakthrough in treatment caught my attention during the news this morning. like the mirrored box used to treat phantom pain sufferers; it further suggests that pain is of virtual existence, or atleast visual feedback to the brain can override sensations of pain. the development came purely by chance as a lady suffering from arthritis happened to have a go on this straightforward optical illusion 'game' invented for school children by nottingham uni graduates. watch the full report here.

more from the project itself; i managed to find a prosthetic centre which amazingly is only 5 minutes down the road from here! freakishly lifelike - the artificial limbs border the real and have too been found to reduce pain for amputees. …(below) i tried to make the most out of the consultation room i was given to photograph them in.

also contacted just about every lost property office in the uk - asking them if any 'limbs' were handed in but i only managed to find an arm in the tfl headquarters…still, strange how someone can forget an arm.

Monday, 11 April 2011

i've gone all 80s frizz with this post. (above) photographed by katerina jebb. karen elson & a load of cats model steven meisel's 'graceful elegance' for vogue US august2008 …these images are just so clean and strong i could stare at them for hours. the cats are lush!