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Biomedicine in museums

Artificial insemination

Nina Katchadourian‘s ‘Artificial Insemination’ (C-print, 20 x 20 inches, 1998)

A “very spontaneous” piece of work she writes:

a handful of tadpoles in water all fished out of a rainwater pond, a dinner plate from the cupboard, and a black t-shirt I was wearing at the time. A deliberate scrambling of the iconic scientific image of ‘when life begins’.

This is her only ‘biomedical’ art work — otherwise her work during the last two decades is mainly inspired by nature and maps (see much more here).

Hat tip to Jim Edmonson, who just drew my attention to Katchatourian’s ingenious ‘Seat Assignment: Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style‘, a series of photographs, video and still images made in flight using only a mobile phone camera.

Thomas Söderqvist

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