Today we live multiple lives both online and in real life, with elastic identities that are seemingly boundless, open to fluid representation and constant reinterpretation via technology. Can the same be said of our physical bodies? Despite technology’s ever-quickening pace, we are still inextricably bound to the flesh-and-blood of the human body that we as a species have inhabited for thousands of years.
The works presented in this exhibition broadly question how technology has re-imagined the physical body—as avatar, prosthesis, shell, surrogate, or otherwise—as well as its ongoing ramifications for understanding the evolving human condition.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website