Jacob Lawrence Gallery University District
July 27–Aug 25, Tuesdays–Saturdays
Recommended by Katie Kurtz
My introduction to the weird world of medical gigs was as a participant in the National Health Interview Survey when I was 18 years old. Fascinated by playing a small role in medical research, I’ve participated in several other research studies since. Video and installation artist Kerry Tribe found her way to the standardized patient—an actor who acts out symptoms for trainee doctors—via a similarly circuitous path. “One project about a famous amnesiac patient and another about people with aphasia led me to think about some big questions around the way subjectivity is embodied and communicated,” Tribe told me. In this exhibition originally commissioned by SF MoMA, videos and scripts show the interaction that—while clinical—demonstrates the humanity necessary in doctor/patient interactions.
Art Building, UW Campus, Seattle, WA 98105