V - Correspondence


   To the members of CLINICA de PENSAMIENTO on account of their new presentation.

  Widening the medical vision beyond the organic structure seen as a finite, transient anatomic format, is transcending the static and quantitative understanding to which positivist epistemology takes us.

   The man, processing, complex and dynamic structure in which the organic and the psychosocial are constantly interplaying, is necessary to be understood in the multiple crosses constituents of his unrepeatable intrasubjetivity and to be approached as a prism with multiple and endless prism.

   Desiring subject, subject “subjected” to his historical, familiar and social framework, epistemic subject, living organic matter... Man... Homo-sapiens... Homo-videns... Homo-gregario... Endless chain of historical becoming builds and goes along the humanity path, transcending to his own spaces and times, looking at himself in the mirror of present where his image is reflected so identical and so different...

   Turning static such a complex subject as man, in the frozen images of medical photographs, in object holders “holding” pieces of tissues, liquids or humors, is reducing complexity to the simplicity of ingenuity.

   A dialectical look at the relation art-science-art could make us find the way that leads to the humanization of science, the understanding of human complexity, interplaying thought, emotion and action, to overcome dichotomies and antinomies that some people consider to be irreconcilable.

                                                          October 1998

                                                           D. and O. F.-Espacio de Arte CIBIC




Dear Director of the Medical Diagnostic Center of High Complexity CIBIC

Dear Prof. O. F.


   The arts and Philosophy studies center CP would like to thanks you the vitality of your thought from science and the possibility of having set a virtual dialog from a concept you split in one of the interviews.

   The positioning of the place of the medical knowledge in relation to the patient and the segmentation problematic that isolates him from the story, taking him out of context in pieces named by the disfunctioning of his organs.

   The sick organ comes as a second name in the patient and marks him and mark his dates that make up the clinical record of a disease.

   Records that becomes his identity card. Identity fallen from a health history. Patients’ parts wrapped in bags, vacuum-packed. Static. Unconnected.

   “The physician segments, has a segmented view of the patient. He does not take the historical happening nor what took him to that state. He turns his image static...if a dynamic image of the patient could be taken, study him from the inside, as if for a minute an eye inside you were looking at you.

   Such a quotation articulates with our way of thinking about the bodies freezing from philosophy. Therefore we ask you for permission to quote you as a representative scientist in the research  field in which we are heading from a cross thought.

   Continuing the dialog on this bridge that has been built, looking forward to an answer.

   Yours sincerely,

Arts and Philosophy Studies Center


Director: MA Stella Maris Angel Villegas