“Flesh is circulating. Organs are extracted and exchanged. Limbs detached from a dead body can be reanimated on a living body. The face of a donor body becomes a third face on the recipient. Cadavers can be preserved forever with plastination while comatose bodies can be sustained indefinitely on life-support systems. Cryogenically suspended bodies await reanimation at some imagined future. The dead, the near-dead and the yet to be born now exist simultaneously. The body is a chimera, a construct of meat, metal and code.”
lecture: “Circulating Flesh: The Cadaver, the comatose and the chimera”
06.00 pm / lecture hall
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
Photo: Nina Sellars.