june 2018

22jun10:1510:45Philip Kilner: Fluent in-scapes: Our living blood circulation and heart10:15 - 10:45 C: Studio 3

Event Details

Our blood circulation and heart maintain unity in complexity, and continuity through continual change.Thefluent”in-scapes”ofourlivingbodyare as diverse, differentiated and interconnected as the landscapes of our natural surroundings. This presentation, by a specialist in cardiovascular imaging, aims to convey something of the beauty, complexity and fluency of our inner organic world. It will be illustrated by still and moving images acquired by cardiovascular magnetic resonance, computed tomography, tissue preparation computed tomography, tissue preparation techniques and scanning electron microscopy. The aim will be to arrive at appropriately informed imaginations of the multi-scale fluency – the morphodynamics – of the superbly integrated living instrument that serves us, day and night, life-long.


Philip Kilner in an artist-scientist, both medically and sculpturally trained. He studied Goethean approaches to natural science with Jochen Bockermuehl and John Wilkes. He has worked on research in the fluid dynamics of reconstructive heart surgery, and in diagnostic cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. He has a PhD on the “Morphodynamics of Flow through the Heart”. He was formerly Consultant and Reader in Cardiovascular Imaging at Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College, London, and is now retired and working at Emerson College, E Sussex, UK.



(Friday) 10:15 - 10:45


C: Studio 3

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN