As part of ther VERTIGO STARTS residency, the artist Reiko Yamada collaborates with the LUCA researchers at ICFO on her artistic research project "Beyond Absolute". The artist is using sound to express the feeling of patients with thyroid issues. Watch her explain her project:
Beyond Absolute is sound-art project by composer and sound artist Reiko Yamada. It is the creation of personalized acousmatic soundscapes based on the data generated by the LUCA diagnostic device in conjunction with sonic alterations that represent the subjective mindset of the thyroid cancer patients. The title of the project refers both to the representational character of the project (as opposed to absolute music), but also to the effort it makes to transcend, without denying, the objective physiological measurements at the root of modern scientific medicine.