In a visually overloaded world we are bombarded with images of how we should look, act, and think. These images can define who we are. This exhibition demonstrates the conflicting ways we represent ourselves by exploring themes such as beauty, gender, and individuality. Is our identity created from reality, fantasy, or digitally enhanced ‘ideals’?
Bodies Exposed is a collaborative project between National Diploma Photography Students at Cambridge Regional College and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The students have responded through photography to the themes of art, science, and imagination explored in Assembling Bodies. They and their photographs question whether museums also reinforce or disrupt who we think we are.
Leading photographer Mark Adams, an artist in residence at the Museum who has been working with the students, describes the work as “Bloody good… Fizzing with colour and teenage body obsessions. Baudrillard says we humans go round emitting signs, and the signs emitted by these students in their photos are LOUD!”
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Exhibition dates: 19 March – 10 April 2010