plastination: too bad we didnt have this lect. before halloween. erika cramer

We should start next lecture with a clip from Anatomie!  It’s a German horror film that deal directly with the subject of plastination.  Here’s a tiny blurb from IMDB…

“Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, and uncovers a gruesome conspiracy perpetrated by an Antihippocratic secret society operating within the school.” 

The main character is Franka Potente (Lola Rennt star) who finds herself a student in a med. school which murders people in order to plastinate them and thus create “advances” in science.   

     

THAT would pretty much make my day. 

On another note, I thought that Kittiwat’s consumable art was really interesting.  First off, it was sooooo gross, but other than that it brings up a lot of really great art-world topics without becoming art-world exlusive.  He says his art is about not judging by appearances, which carries through in his work but in my opinion is a cliche statement and doesnt touch on all that his work does.  To me, his work makes huge statements about the rate at which we consume violent images in our daily lives via media, horror films etc.  Just the act of making art that is consumable goes into so many different areas and touches on famous precedents such as Warhol.  That’s all if we’re just talking about concept.  Truthfully, he probably just gets a kick out of making gross looking stuff and having people eat it, which is a pretty cool (albeit macabre) niche to be able to fill.  I wonder what his parents think of his line of work. 

Personally, I’d be worried someone would try and hide real body parts in with the bread body parts, thus framing Kittiwat for murder.

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