Natalie Khelif

Through the history of neurosurgery and the development of technology, we see medical objects and natural anesthesiology transition to unknown synthetic substances through the form of the pill. Trepanation–a process in which a small hole is drilled into the head¬–was commonly used to cured diseases ranging from headaches to brain injuries. Taking formal and functional cues from both the EpiPen (a medical automatic injection device) and the Yankee Screwdriver (a spiral ratchet screwdriver), “Painkiller” recontextualizes an ancient medical process.