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Old 06-24-2005, 07:22 PM   #1
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bodyworlds: art, science, or just plain gross?

i'm not sure how i feel about the new "bodyworlds" exhibit by Gunther van Hagens.

i just saw this on the news and i dunno, it left me feeling kinda grossed out

*edit: all of the bodies in the exhibit were once alive.

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Old 06-24-2005, 08:41 PM   #2
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I think it's cool....weird, yes, but cool.

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I want to know where he got these bodies from...
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:07 PM   #4
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It says on the website they are willingly donated by individuals--like donating your body to science. They meet with him beforehand and everything.

I think it's interesting, I'd go see it.
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Interesting, yes very
But still disgusting
Then again
I would go see it because Im a sucker for ick stuff like that
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:37 PM   #7
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Art, no. Science, no. Perhaps interesting if you are interested in anatomy. My life drawing teacher invited me to a university in Sydney to do a weekend course in anatomy. Real cadavers as models. They themselves are not art.
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Old 06-25-2005, 12:12 AM   #8
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Damien Hirst territory in a way, with regards to the art of the grotesque.

Obviously different intentions. Bodyworlds comes off as more of a gimmick than a theme.
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Old 06-25-2005, 09:46 AM   #9
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The human body is art.
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Interesting. I'm sure people who are aspiring in the medical field would benefit from looking at a physical version of what they usually would see on posters.
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No, it reminds me too much of my anatomy class, which I hated. Very boring.

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