The forthcoming exhibition is a sequel to Pascale Pollier’s successful and inspirational touring exhibition; Fabrica Vitae, and the accompanying conference Vesalius Continuum, of which she was the curator and chief organiser .
Whereas the touring exhibition “Fabrica Vitae’, (the fabric of life) gave great attention to the past, from Galen to Vesalius and from Darwin to the present day, Anatomy & Beyond will encourage a philosophical debate about our survival as an organic species and we will question and discuss what the future holds for
humanity, and ultimately all terrestrial life affected by our decisions.
Six very different artists who are intensely interested in considering these topics have been selected to develop new work for this exhibition.
Nina Sellars’ artwork is situated within the contemporary cross-disciplinary conversations in the arts and humanities about what constitutes the human in an age of bioengineering and regenerative medicine.
Andrew Carnie is interested in the realities of the speculative suggestions about future anatomy that are being made now.
Eleanor Crook ponders the origins of our scientific ambitions and counterfactual histories of art and science.
Mara G Haseltine
We are at a unique time in the history of our planet when for perhaps the first time a sentient being is aware of the possibility that they are responsible for a mass extinction event, in fact, this will be the planet's 6th mass extinction event. I believe it is the job of an artist to reflect their times and this epic story of the life and death of the biosphere as we know it is something that has come to consume all of my work.
Bryan Green looks on with excitement as Science expresses doubts about its fundamental laws. The path forward is wonderfully wobbly as everything, especially physics, is in a poetic state of simultaneous flux and solidity which mirrors his thought process absolutely.
Pascale Pollier’s journey is the attempt to grasp and understand the nature of reality and the nature of consciousness within that reality in relation to the mortal anatomical body hereby exploring the boundaries between life and death