Opening night: 10 March, 6pm
Human Becomings is a museum of real and imaginary body parts. Predominantly made from everyday textile materials, they are soft, comforting, and familiar. Displayed in specimen jars, we are invited to objectify, quantify, analyse, and explore them without being caught up in the emotional connections, memories, and experiences of our own bodies.
As humans, we are always re-imagining and re-defining who we are, becoming something new or different. Human Becomings exemplifies the constant change of human identity, and challenges how physical bodies contribute to our sense of self.
Continuing on Lex Randolph’s investigation of the impacts of gender and body on identity, the artefacts in Human Becomings represent specific aspects of the body that are connected to dynamic and fluxing gender identities.
Image: Lex Randolph, Detachable Breast, 2014. Recycled fabric, machine embroidery, crocheted yarn.