these are the final images i've chosen to go into our publication we have each chosen four or five
Monday, 11 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
“There is something that makes us a little uneasy, perhaps even queasy, about the idea of creating artworks from living tissue,” said Science Gallery director Michael John Gorman. “While we are increasingly comfortable with the use of digital technologies for artistic purposes, the very idea of tissue-engineering becoming an art form makes us squirm. The work exhibited in VISCERAL forms a series of provocations, asking us to consider the myriad of possible implications of our new biotechnological toolkit.”
Helen Chadwick came to widespread public attention in 1986 with her exhibition Of Mutability and was short-listed for the Turner Prize the following year. Chadwick frequently chose to represent herself in her work, in part to question and confront conventional ideas about the human body, gender, and sexuality. Her use of an ordinary photocopier to record her own body in The Oval Court created images which are both frankly realistic and curiously mysterious. Her death in 1996 was untimely and a great loss to British visual culture.