Helen Pynor and Peta Clancy, The Body is a Big Place, at Science Gallery London (until 1 Nov 2017)


Thames-Side Studios-based Helen Pynor (0-01) and Peta Clancy’s collaborative work The Body is a Big Place is presented twice as part of Science Gallery London’s season BLOOD: Life Uncut (27 July - 1 November 2017).

Helen Pynor (0-01) and Peta Clancy are showing their collaborative work The Body is a Big Place in Science Gallery London’s exhibition BLOOD: Life Uncut, an exhibition exploring the essential, expressive and visceral nature of blood.

The Body is a Big Place explores organ transplantation and the ambiguous thresholds between life and death. In this iteration, fresh pig’s blood continuously circulates around a functioning heart perfusion device, alongside video documentation of the artists’ previous live heart perfusion performance at Science Gallery Dublin. Large-scale video projections show members of an organ transplant community in Melbourne performing in the underwater space of a municipal swimming pool. Exhibition continues until 1 November 2017.

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Read the review in New Scientist here

Images: Peta Clancy and Helen Pynor, The Body is a Big Place, new media installation and pig hearts performances, five-channel video projection, heart perfusion device, single video screen, soundscape, 2011, images courtesy the artists.