What you can see in a cup of Melange? Can you see the borders of your body?… Vienna’s Kuenstlerhaus

What you can see in a cup of Melange? Can you see the borders of your body?… Vienna’s Kuenstlerhaus, till Sept.7, 2014‏

At Melange in Vienna’s Kuenstlerhaus you can see the newest art from 6 artists from Munich’s Seccession and from 6 viennese artists, among them my Human Organ Constallation.

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If you have missed it: it is located up the stars at the end room of the west wing.

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Behind the curtain there my Human Organ Constallation focusses on the question: Where does the body begin and where does it end?

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Where and what are the borders of the body? Do they realy exist?

One decesead donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and can save and enhance more than 100 lives through the lifesaving and healing gift of tissue donation. (Source: WHO)

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Where does I end and where does You begin?

Organs that can be donated after death are the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, pancreas and small intestines. Tissues include corneas, skin, veins, heart valves, tendons, ligaments and bones.

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 Do my feelings stop when I stop exisiting?

healthy person can become a “living donor” by donating a kidney, or a part of the liver, lung, intestine, blood or bone marrow. 

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Do I stop existing when I stop feeling?

More than 120.000 men, women and children currently need lifesaving organ transplants.(Source: UNOS)

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Where does consciousness take form when it no longer has a body within which to exist?

Every ten minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list.

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Where do all the feelings that travel through us go, where are they stored, are they stored?

An average of 18 people die each day from the lack of available organs for transplant. 

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If a part of my body is transplanted into another body after I die, do I realy die or does my life continue?

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Between 10.000 and 12.000 people die annually who are considered medically suitable for organ donation, yet only an estimated 5.200 donate

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Don’t take your organs to heaven…. Heaven knows we need them here.

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The 2014 marks the 60-year anniversary of the first successful human living organ transplantation.  
What are the borders of our bodies, our emotions, our mind?

Where does  “I” end and where does “You” begin? And where does “You” end and where does  “I” begin?  If a part of my body is transplanted into another body after I die, do I really die, or does my life continue? And when I think and my thoughts flow freely, does this mean that I move beyond my body, my existence expanding?


human organ CONSTELLATION highlights our existence here and now.  Mediating between the seen and unseen, the material and the immaterial, our existence is reflected  on the expo level outside, through the stellar constellation and on the nano level inside, through the cellular constellation.

 
Eva Petrič

 

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