Medical Spaces

© maria paschalidou 2002

The photographic installation Medical Spaces consists of twenty images of fictitious settings and ephemeral constructions in which medicines are represented as buildings.
In this body of work, I represent medicines as buildings to comment on pharmaceutical products as mediators exercising power and control over the human body. Huge triumphant structures of glowing pills and containers are put together to create an imaginary space for the body, a “medical space” in which pills appear powerful, as their architectural structure implies. In Medical Spaces, body has been “consumed” by pills and is manifested by its absence or as a caricature.

Photographic images (partial presentation)









Photo Biennale, 21st International Photography Meeting, Museum of Photography Thessaloniki, April-July, 2010

Visual Immortality, M54 Project Space & H95 Space for Culture; Basel, Switzerland, May 10–June 30, 2007

2nd International Biennial for Contemporary Art Shumen 2006, Visual Immortality, Shumen, Bulgaria, Jul. 3– Sep. 30, 2006. Curators: Elena Panayotova, Peter Tzanev

Capturing Utopia, Month of Photography in Athens, Fournos Center for Digital Culture, Athens, Sep. 19-25, 2005

International Digital Art Award 2005, Melbourne, Australia, June 2005

World Enigma ’03: A different perspective of a common world, Hokin Annex Gallery, Chicago, Jan. 13-30, 2003. Curator: Adam Brooks

Digital Dumbo 2002, D.U.M.B.O Arts Center; Brooklyn, NY, Sep. 2002

By Arrangement, Public Installation, In–Transit Gallery; Merchandise Mart Brown Line Metro Station; Chicago, Jun.-Sep. 2002

Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, April 4-27, 2002