Displaying the researched body: Growing cell portraits in a medical museum

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In Heirloom, artist Gina Czarnecki and scientist John Hunt grow portraits of the artist’s daughters from their own cells, onto glass casts of their faces. This required the development of novel scien- tific techniques to allow the growth of human cells in a gallery. Heirloom was exhibited at Medical Museion as a part of EU Crea- tive Europe project Trust Me, I’m an Artist. Here, we discuss three key issues raised by the artwork and its curation; (1) consent and ownership with regard to bodily materials, (2) biological portrai- ture and identity, and (3) DIY and depicting the future.
TidsskriftLeonardo & Leonardo Music Journal
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)86-87
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2017

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