This poem may not seem like much, but it was particularly challenging to compose for various reasons. Art, in its multitude of forms, is something that should be valued and appreciated for more than just its surface impression or externally drawn conclusions. Take the time to fully absorb and deconstruct the creative labour put into the final product of any artistic endeavour, whether photography, painting, sculpture or, prose and perhaps this insight will shed a critical light on your thinking. On another note, I hope everyone is enjoying this absolutely beautiful day:)
The classic you don’t know you can do it until you try... Its been nice to focus on my strengths instead of fixing weaknesses: common practice instilled to us within society. Here are some shots of trying Black and white film for the 1st time. Do you also see the scary character in the first pic? The concrete water in the second to last? Lemme know what u 👀 #interpretation#35mm#lomography#photography
Stumbled across some breath-taking paintings in the most unexpected place... Totally in love with the abstract art 😍 I would appreciate it if you would share with me your interpretation of these paintings. #art#abstract#paintings#interpretation#amazing#blog
DO NOT look at the sun through a telescope. That said, with a solar filter in place today was a great day to safely look at sunspots with our huge telescope. Thanks to our in-house Astronomer Alice Koning for some staff training and media work today. #sunsafety#telescope#interpretation#learnoutside
Hybrid Bodies: Chiasma, Works In Progress is a multidisciplinary research project focusing on the experiences of organ donor families. Catch it at The Winchester Gallery before it closes this Friday.
“What does it mean to say goodbye to a loved one in the knowledge that a part of them ‘lives’ on in the lives of others? The medical possibilities of organ donation and transplantation profoundly challenge our perceptions of what it is to be human. The moment and nature of death, the location of the self within our corporeal bodies, and what we mean when we consider ourselves to be ‘individuals’, are all called into question.
Since 2007, artists Ingrid Bachmann (CA), Andrew Carnie (UK) and Alexa Wright (UK) have been part of an international team of professionals from across the arts, sciences and humanities, led by Canadian cardiologist Dr Heather Ross at Toronto General Hospital.
Under the overall project name ‘Hybrid Bodies’, the team have collaboratively researched the experience of organ donation from the contrasting perspectives of those who have received ‘the gift of life’ and the families of deceased donors who have ultimately had to decide whether to distribute their loved one's organs amongst a group of strangers they will never know or meet. Their findings strongly contradict the popular belief that receiving a new heart is a simple solution to extending life.”
Find out more here: http://andrewcarnieexhibtionsandstuff.blogspot.com/2017/10/exhibition-hybrid-bodies.html