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02 NOVEMBER 2008

Jan Svankmajer: Dimensions of Dialogue 3

"In the third segment, the two bald human heads from the first segment, now fully dimensional on what is clearly a tabletop, gauge each other by eye, trying to figure out how to interact without fighting.

They cooperatively offer objects from their mouths that they think would help the other... toothpaste vs. a toothbrush, a pencil vs. a sharpener (held by disgusting tongues), etc.They start off okay, but eventually in their haste anticipate the other's needs, they start getting things wrong... a piece of bread gets a shoelace through it, the toothbrush goes into the pencil sharpener (not a pretty sight), etc., until the two collapse into panting wrecks, torn up by their hasty actions."

(Tim Fitzpatrick)

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Simon Perkins
20 JUNE 2005

Genetic Engineering: self-reproductive manifestations of excess

"The child–mannequin–type figures of the sculpture 'Zygotic acceleration, biogenetic, de–sublimated libidinal model (enlarged x 1000),' 1995, are also removed from biological reality, and yet the body with its multiple girl heads, legs, and arms conveys the impression of a living creature. They are mutated organisms – fused together at their torsi; anus, vulva or penis replace nose, ears, or mouth – who seem to offer themselves sexually to the viewer. The theme of the work is, if one sticks to the title, cell reproduction and sexuality. A work that captures the self–reproductive manifestations of excessive, errant libido and reveals the obsessions of genetic engineering."

(The Kunsthaus Bregenz)

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1995anatomy • anus • biological • biological reality • bodyBritish artistcell • cell reproduction • Chapman • creaturedeliberately offensive • Dinos Chapman • errant libido • excessgenetic engineeringgrotesque • Jake Chapman • libidinallibidomannequinmouthmutate • mutated organism • nose • organismpenisposthumanreproduction • self-reproductive • sexualityshock arttorsitorsovulva • Zygotic Acceleration (1995)
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