Lawndale Art Center presents Kaisu Koski: "Rehearsals for Empathy" opening reception
Kaisu Koski's "Rehearsals for Empathy" portrays aspects of simulation in medical education through a series of films which deconstruct various elements in training of standardized patients. Koski is an artist-researcher with a background in media art and performance. She earned her doctoral degree with a dissertation "Augmenting Theatre" on interactive performances and installations in 2007 in the University of Lapland. Kaisu is an Adjunct Professor of Arts-based Research in Tampere University, Finland. She collaborates with scientists, clinicians and engineers, and currently carries out a project, funded by the Academy of Finland, developing films for medical curricula in Finland, Denmark and the U.S.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until March 29.