Christine Borland’s practice negotiates territories in art, ethics, medical humanities and bio-politics. She gathers her source material as a result of research time spent in medical and forensic institutions, observing and participating in their practices. Borland does not merely expose her findings within the gallery but creates deeply poetic works that reinvest the clinical data with a human dimension, introducing aesthetics and ambiguity to an arena dominated by function and objectivity. Her observations often raise unsettling questions simply by making visible an arena usually inaccessible to the public. Given the sensitive nature of her work, Borland has devised a personal moral framework, analogous to the Code of Medical Ethics, which serves to inform her practice and her choice of materials.
source: gsaevents - SimBodies, NoBodies & Me
Sean Kelly Gallery
sleeping next to Sim Man (02:14)
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Christine Borland breathes new life into dead bodies