Georgia Kalodiki


Phantom Limb (2000)

for tape

Duration: 3.30 min

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This work is inspired by the phantom limb phenomenon:

A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached to the body and is moving appropriately with other body parts (Mitchell 1871, Melzack 1992, Ramachandran & Hirstein 1998). Approximately 50 to 80% of amputees experience these phantom sensations in their amputated limb, and the majority of these people report that the sensations are painful (Sherman, Sherman & Parker 1984).