SimBodies Choking Charlie

2009

Borland, Christine
Borland's practice negotiates territories in art, ethics, medical humanities and bio-politics. She gathers her source material as a result of time spent in institutions associated with medicine, observing and participating in their practices. Borland does not merely expose her findings within the gallery but creates deeply poetic works that reinvest clinical observations with a human dimension, introducing aesthetics and ambiguity to an arena dominated by function and objectivity. Her works often raise unsettling questions by making visible a world which is usually inaccessible to the public. Given the sensitive nature of her work, Borland has devised a personal moral framework, which serves to inform her practice and her choice of materials.
  • Artwork Details: height: 170cm diameter: 44cm
  • Edition: of 3
  • Material description: Plaster head, wooden plinth and glass dome
  • Credit line: © the artist
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  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC32/2010

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