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 to focus 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 such things as beauty and 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 PhD in sociology from the University of Vienna.
Etiquettes : empathography,