The Body is a Big Place by Helen Pynor and Peta Clancy


Helen PynorPeta Clancy




Performance Space, Sydney, Nov 2011


image from © Helen Pynor


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New media installation and pig hearts performances. 5-channel video projection, heart perfusion device, single video screen, soundscape.

The work explores the notion of exchange in the context of organ transplantation, including the fluidity between bodily boundaries inherent to the organ transplantation process, the ambiguous boundary between life and death, and the complex and multilayered responses reported by organ transplant recipients.

The work is the result of a two-year collaborative research project between artists Peta Clancy and Helen Pynor who for many years have independently explored the intersection of art and medical processes through various forms of photographic, sculptural and installation practices.

from: LEA Exhibition – The Body Is A Big Place