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Corpus Illuminata VI – August 05/06 2016

– 2016 Special Guest – Jill Tracy – 

Whispers Behind Glass: After Dark in the Mutter Museum – Special guest composer, storyteller, and sonic archeologist Jill Tracy revealed her investigations into one of the most haunted locations in the country, San Francisco’s early military post, The Presidio (founded 1776). She presented first-hand spirit accounts and rare historical photos inside the now-demolished Letterman Hospital, the abandoned Psychiatric Ward, forgotten attics, and secret cemeteries. Sightings of ghostly soldiers and shadowy souls, looking for lost loves, and lost limbs.

A rare and intimate solo performance by Jill Tracy – Corpus Illuminata was honored again to present a rare solo performance by Jill Tracy (San Francisco) amidst the gallery of anatomic/medical-inspired artwork.  Since 1995, Jill Tracy has garnered multiple awards and a passionate following for her eerie and beautiful cinematic music, sophisticated lyrics, old-world glamour, and curious passion for strange tales.  She has been hailed by the LA Weekly as the “cult darling of the Underworld,” and San Francisco Chronicle has named her the “femme fatale for the thinking man.”  With six albums to her credit, her dark seductive music has appeared on CBS, NBC, PBS, numerous independent and feature films, and was used by Showtime as the “Final Requiem” to promote the wildly anticipated last season of Dexter.

– 2016 Academic Presentations –

“Wunder-kammern” (Cabinets of Wonders): the Evolution of Medical Museums
Presented by Nitasha Deogun (Detroit Museum of Healing)

Placenta: ‘The Tree of Life’ – A lecture on the function and anatomy of the placenta and it’s use during the postpartum period across different cultures.
Presented by Laurel Miller (Founder of Michigan Placenta Encapsulators)

“True Romance: An Anatomical Affair Between Art and Science”
Presented by Lianna Trimble (Artist & Student of Historical Science & Medicine, Oakland Community College)

– 2016 Featured Artists –

Alison Henkel (MI), Allison Gardiner (MI), Amanda Quiroz (OR), Anna Hughes (MI), Anna Neu (GA), Anneke Wilder (SC), Anthony Cairo (MI), BP LeGault (MI), Barbara Mydlak (Poland), Baron L J Robertson (MI), Bri Murphy (NE), Carrie Anne Hudson (CA), Case Art (ND), Cat Mason (LA), clever9design (MI), CQ Miller JMA (OH), D A Shumate (PA), David Mazure (MI), Douglas Malone (MI), Erin Kruczek (MI), Eve Noir (MI), Gail Carpenter (MI), Hannah (SD), Holly Hock (MI), Jack O Summers (MI), James Xavier Barbour (NY), Jason Passeno (MI), Jessica Ashburn (MI), John W Thompson (MI), Joshua Newth (MO), Joslynn Roose (MI), Kara LaRose (PA), Kia Ix Arriaga (MI), Laurel Shada (MI), Lauren Caldarola (NY), Lickorish.Com (MI), Linden (MI), Lindsey Hart (MI), Malina Sintnicolaas (Canada), Maria Elliott (MI), Mariandra Xeen (OH), Marina Schreckling (Germany), Matt Byle (MI), Megan Holden (WA), Michael Reedy (MI), Michele Parliament (WI), Mo Shockey (NY), Monique K Given (MI), Nitasha Deogun (MI), Olivia Bouchard (MI), Ralphi Burgess (TX), Sam Thorp (PA), Sandra Vista (CA), Sarah Dolezal (IN), Shanta Ambady (MI), Sophia Fenby (MI), Stella Isis Rothe (MI), Teina Tallarigo (OH), Tony Miello (MI), Vivee (MI) and William Haney (NJ).

– 2016 Bazaar Merchants –

3 Ring Traveling Apothecary, Blackenedruby Jewelry, Canis Major, Field of Echoes, Helios Gallery, Michigan Mortuary Museum, Poking Dead Things,  Shanta Ambady Ceramics, WickedChefCreations and Zachariah Messiah’s Morbid Curiosities.

– 2016 Photo Gallery –

(coming soon)




Corpus Illuminata V – August 14/15 2015

– 2015 Special Guest – Jill Tracy – 

Whispers Behind Glass: After Dark in the Mutter Museum – Special guest singer/pianist/composer/storyteller Jill Tracy presented the music she composed alone at night inside Philadelphia’s famed Mutter Museum, the nation’s foremost collection of medical oddities. She shared spellbinding tales including Harry Eastlack (The Ossified Man), renowned Siamese Twins Chang and Eng, The Mermaid Baby, and eccentric laryngologist Chevalier Jackson.

A rare and intimate solo performance by Jill Tracy – Corpus Illuminata was honored to present a rare solo performance by Jill Tracy (San Francisco) amidst the gallery of anatomic/medical-inspired artwork. Since 1995, Jill Tracy has garnered multiple awards and a passionate following for her eerie and beautiful cinematic music, sophisticated lyrics, old-world glamour, and curious passion for strange tales. She has been hailed by the LA Weekly as the “cult darling of the Underworld,” and San Francisco Chronicle has named her the “femme fatale for the thinking man.” With six albums to her credit, her dark seductive music has appeared on CBS, NBC, PBS, numerous independent and feature films, and was used by Showtime as the “Final Requiem” to promote the wildly anticipated last season of Dexter.

– 2015 Academic Presentations –

Placenta Talk: A discussion of the placenta, its functions and its consumption during the postpartum period.
Presented by Laurel Miller (Placenta Encapsulator since 2012, Founder of Michigan Placenta Encapsulators)

The Art of Healing: A discussion on the intersections of art, healing and medicine using examples from historical and contemporary artists.
Presented by Nitasha Deogun (Detroit Museum of Healing)

Snake Oil and Charlatans: A Brief History of Patent Nostrums and Clever Peddlers
Presented by Lianna Trimble (Artist & Student of Historical Science & Medicine, Oakland Community College)

– 2015 Featured Artists –

A Owen Layne (MI), Aleks7 (IN), Alona Lysa (MI), Ana B Galano (FL), Andie Wolf (Canada), Angela Galea (MI), Annie Tanalski (MI), Ash Marnich (MN), Aviva Alter (IL), Becky Munich (NY), Bri Murphy (NE), Brian Weirdartist Lewandowski (MI), Brooke Ellis (MI), Candy Draper (MI), Carrie Lazorishchak (MI), Cheryl M Phillips (MI), Chris Naglik (MI), Craig LaRotonda (NY), D A Shumate (PA), Daniel Breslin (MA), David Feingold (MI), Douglas Malone (MI), DVS (MI), Fayaz (United Kingdom), Francisco D (WA), Gabrielle Pescador (MI), Genevieve (MI), Gregory James Wyrick (MI), Holly Hock (MI), Irene LaVon Walker (MI), Jack O Summers (MI), Jason Passeno (MI), Jeffrey Bowman (MI), Jennifer Grace (CA), Joel Howell (MI), John W Thompson (MI), Joslynn Roose (MI), Kaitlin Beckett (Australia), Karianne Hollowell (MI), Kelly Dattilo (MI), Kia Ix Arriaga (MI), Kristen T Woodward (PA), La Mona (Colombia), Laura Wartel (MI), Laurel Shada (MI), Lauren Gaunt (MI), Lauren Johnson (MI), Linden (MI), Mandiblez (MI), Mariel Collins (MI), Megan Canning (NY), Michael K Gallup (OH), Michael Reedy (MI), Monika Viktoria (Australia), Monique K Given (AL), Nichole Dvila (MI), Nicole Trimble (OH), Nitasha Deogun (MI), Paula Marie Deubel (MI), PAZ (CA), Rachael Jones (MI), Samantha DiRosa (NC), Sarah Dolezal (IN), Sarah Mattingly (IN), Shanta Ambady (MI), Sierra Onickel (MI), Stefania Russo (Italy), Stella Isis Rothe (MI), Stephan Webb (NM), Tina R Gilbert (KY), Trissa Tilson (NH) and Viktor Koen (NY)

– 2015 Bazaar Merchants –

Creature Creations, Field of Echoes, Helios Gallery, Painted Lady Trashions, Poking Dead Things, Stella Rothe, The Michigan Mortuary Museum and Zachariah Messiah

– 2015 Photo Gallery –

(coming soon)




Corpus Illuminata IV – August 08/09 2014

– 2014 Academic Presentations –

“The Science of Fear”
Presented by MD 20/20 (MD, Wayne State School of Medicine)

“One Night with Venus, a Lifetime with Mercury: the Curious Cultural Impact of Syphilis Throughout the Ages”
Presented by Lianna Trimble (Artist & Student of Historical Science & Medicine, Oakland Community College)

“Review of Central Venous Catheters”
Presented by Dr Michael Dymond (Michigan State University College of Human Medicine)

“Placenta What? – A presentation on the consumption of the placenta in the immediate postpartum period.”
Presented by Laurel Miller (Birth Doula, Student Midwife, Placenta Encapsulator, Founded Guided Passage LLC)

– 2014 Featured Artists –

A Owen Layne (MI), Alex Gilford (MI), Allison Gardiner (MI), Alona Lysa (MI), Ashley Marnich (MN), BP LeGault (MI), Billie (MI), Bostik Johnson (MD), Bri Murphy (NE), Brian Lewandowski (MI), Candace Couse (Canada), Cee Jay “Inky” Jones (MI), charles alexander (MI), Cheryl Phillips (MI), Christopher Gideon (MI), Crystal Mielcarek (MI), David Seth Smith (SC), DeEtta (MI), Diane Irby (MI), Eric Toth (MI), Erin Elizadeath (Canada), Eugene Clark (MI), Francisco D (WA), Gigi Le (NM), Holly Hock (MI), Hunter Stamps (KY), Iris Eaton (CA), Jack O Summers (MI), James Xavier Barbour (NY), Jason Passeno (MI), Jessica Krcmarik (MI), Joe Culver (MI), John W Thompson (MI), Josh Whitehead (FL), Katherine Montalto (MI), Lara Alami (MI), Lindsey Harnish (MI), Madeleine Crawford (PA), María Osuna Marcos (United Kingdom), Maureen Shockey (USA), michael gallup (OH), Nicholas R Wilson (MI), Nick Kushner (CA), Paolo Pedini (MI), Paula Marie Deubel (MI), Ren Fracture (MI), Ryan LaVoisin (CA), Samantha Russell (MI), Shayne Davidson (MI), Sophia Fenby (MI), Stella Rothe (MI), Susannah Griggs (MI), Thomas Pyrzewski (MI), Tina Gilbert (KY), William Haney (NJ)

– 2014 Bazaar Merchants –

9 Designs Emporium, Crafty Darling Detroit, Dead Society Antiques & Oddities, The Divine Iguana, House Of Sighs, ManiacalMedical, The Moon Recedes, Motor City Bonsai, Open Casket Bar & Grill, Painted Lady Trashions, Screamshaw Jewelry, Tooth & Nail, Zachariah Messiah

– 2014 Photo Gallery –




Corpus Illuminata III – August 09/10 2013

– 2013 Academic Presentations –

“True Romance: An Anatomical Affair Between Art and Science”
Presented by Lianna Trimble (Artist & Student of Historical Science & Medicine, Oakland Community College)

“Placenta What?” – A presentation on the consumption of the placenta in the immediate postpartum period. Current research, methods, and claimed benefits.
Presented by Laurel Miller (Birth Doula, Student Midwife, Placenta Encapsulator, Founded Guided Passage LLC in 2012)

– 2013 Collaborating Collectors –

And Other Items of Curiosity, Bri Murphy, Crafty Darling, The Dead Society Antiques & Oddities, Doug Dalton, Holly Hock, Motor City Bonsai, Painted Lady Trashions and Zachariah Messiah

– 2013 Featured Artists –

AA Khan (MI), Aaron Glick (NY), Allison Gardiner (MI), Alona Lysa (MI), Angela Galea (MI), Angela McQuillan (PA), Anjeanette Illustration (TN), Anna Brabant (MI), Anna Lussier (MI), Ariel Wolff (MA), Ash Sivils (TN), Ash Marnich (MN), Axelle Kieffer (GA), Becky Jaffe (CA), Bri Murphy (NE), Brian Lewandowski (MI), Bridget Fowler (TN), Bridgette Broughman (VA), Candace Couse (Canada), Carolyn Catlos (MI), Christine Drake (VA), clever9design (MI), Connor Browning (MI), Daniel Larson (ID), DarwinsDaughterCouture (MI), David Mazure (PA), Diane Marie Kramer (MI), Ellen Schebor (FL), Emily (OR), Erin Kruczek (MI), Hanna Blake (OR), Holly Hock (MI), iser nickola (MI), Ivan Moe Katie Suponch (CA), Jack O Summers (MI), James Xavier Barbour (NY), Jason Passeno (MI), Jen Dubis (MA), Kadie Wisniewski (MI), Katherine A Virag (MI), Ken Carrano (IL), Ken W Hales (WA), Kim Hoxworth (MI), Krystal Kimble Tibbs (AL), Leanne Shultz (MI), Linda Ge (Iowa), Lindsey Harnish (MI), Luiz Postal (Brazil), Maria Luisa Sanchez Luna (México), Maria Osuna Marcos (Spain), Margaret T Swartzman (WA), Marie Kidd (MI), Melissa McCabe (FL), MizEnScen (CA), Nigel Sade (OH), Nihil (France), Niki Urban (MI), Paul Tillinghast (NY), Paul Barbero / O2B (MI), Pauly M Everett (MI), Phil Lonergan (NH), Regina Walsh (MN), Ren Fracture (MI), Ryan LaVoisin (CA), Sam Shaban (VA), Samantha Stamper (MI), Sarah Stone (CA), Sarah Wilkinson (OH), Scott Hilton (TX), Seymor (MI), Shannon Burnett (MI), Stella Isis Rothe (MI), Suzy Adra (MI), Tammy Wallace (OH), Tana Quincy (NE), Tina R Gilbert (KY), Tirchian Reckinger (MI), Verismaya (Russian Federation), William Haney (NJ), William Haun (IL)

– 2013 Photo Gallery –

(More to come)




Corpus Illuminata II – August 10/11 2012

 – 2012 Academic Presentations –

“The History of Surgery”
Presented by Lianna Trimble (Artist & Student of Historical Science & Medicine, Oakland Community College)

“Deep Wounds: Religion and Science in Medicine”
Presented by MD 20/20 (MD, Wayne State School of Medicine)

“A Discussion on Teratology”
Presented by Lianna Trimble – Artist & Student of Historical Science & Medicine, Oakland Community College

– 2012 Collaborating Collectors –

Allison Gardiner, BP LeGault, Dante Wildern, Dora Badger, DVS, Jay Harnish, Kim Hoxworth, Kristin Bahleda, Lianna Trimble, MD 20/20, Michelle Lamont, Todd LaRosa, Zachariah Messiah & The Dead Society Antiques & Oddities

– 2012 Featured Artists –

Aleks 7 (MI), Allison Gardiner (MI), Amber Stutzman (MI), Amy Kollar Anderson (OH), Andrea McAuley (VA), Angela Galea (MI), Ash Marnich (MN), Aunia Kahn (IL), Betsy van Die (IL), Cheyanne Luna (MI), Danielle Juracka (IL), David Richardson (CO), Debi Oulu (Israel), DVS (MI), Elvina Vladi Kvisle (Norway), Gabrielle Pescador (MI), Gwen Joy (MI), Jack O Summers (MI), Jacob Ritter (MI), Kelly Germaine Root (MI), Kelly Vetter (NJ), Kim Hoxworth (MI), Lauren Curtis (NJ), Linda Rand (OR), Lindsey Harnish (MI), Maria Hensley (MI), Michele Parliament (WI), Oliver Peterson (NY), Paradox Imaging Design (MI), Resa LaTour (MI), Sherry Morgenstern (MI), Sid Graves (FL), Sophia Fenby (MI), Stacy Dumas (MI), Stella Isis Noel Rothe (MI), Susana di Portanova (MI), Tina R Gilbert (KY), Zach May (MI) & Zachariah Messiah (MI)

– 2012 Photo Gallery –




Corpus Illuminata – August 12 & 13 2011

– 2011 Academic Presentations –

“The Human Anatomy”
Presented by MD 20/20 (MD, Wayne State School of Medicine)

“The Chemistry of Herbal Supplements”
Presented by Meghann Murray (Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Detroit Mercy)

“The History of Psychiatry”
Presented by Kristine Diven (Owner of District VII Gallery, Artist Photographer & Medical Antiquity Collector)

“Contraception: Accident vs. Intention”
Presented by Lianna Trimble (Artist & Student of Historical Science & Medicine, Oakland Community College)

– 2011 Collaborating Collectors –

Aragorn Steiger, Dora Badger, Dustin White, DVS, Kim Hoxworth, Kristine Diven, Lianna Trimble, Lindsey Harnish, MD 20/20, Meghann Murray & Noelle Starshyne

– 2011 Featured Artists –

Allison Gardiner (MI), Ash Sivils (TN), Ashley Marnich (MN), Aunia Kahn (IL), Colm McCarthy (WI), Danielle Rittenhouse (NM), DVS (MI), Eve Noir (MI), Jack O Summers (MI), Joseph Ferraro (MI), Jello Jeff Hocking (MI), Ken Hales (WA), Kim Hoxworth (MI), Lindsey Harnish (MI), Mariandra X (OH), Mike Dereniewski (MI), Paige Reynolds (Canada), Ryan LaVoisin (MI), Scott Holloway (MA), Spilt Sugar (MA), Tim Pewe (MI), Tradd Featherstone (MI), Shanta Ambady (MI) & Vincent Castiglia (NY)

– 2011 Photo Gallery –