Discussion in 'Health and Lifestyle' started by P F Tinmore, Jul 9, 2010.
BODIES...The Exhibition - Cleveland, OH
I've seen it twice. Once in NY and once in FL. I have a weak stomach. It was hot and smelly and I did not enjoy it. But my family did. That's why we went twice.
Are you going?
Once you have done gross anatomy its rather a boring exhibit.
I always end up getting sexually aroused....
Looks rather disturbing.
It's more like a circus sideshow. I saw the Bodyworlds exhibit in LA several years ago.
The most fascinating thing I remember was an intact structue of a human circulatory system. Arteries, veins, capillaries were all there.
I don't get how artists can play with bodies and not get zapped for abuse of a corpse.
Imagine if we stockpiled bodies in our homes, and spent all our spare time playing with them, cutting them up, putting different substances on them, skinning them, posing them.
I don't know if I'd go or not. It would be interesting. But I never thought about the smell, that's gross.
All of the bodies on display were used with prior consent.
Oh- and you may want to think twice before taking your kids.
Well I'm nowhere near it, so it's a moot point for me, really.
I know they have prior consent, but I'm not sure prior consent means anything when it comes to abuse of a corpse.
Maybe it does. They're dead, I guess, I don't care personally.
Still, it's gross. The "artist" has dedicated his life to carving up people. What a way to live.
It came through my city during my first year of school. My friends went and thought it was really interesting. At the time, I was getting enough cadaver work to suit me and didn't want to pay for it. I am surprised they haven't found a way to mask the phenol smell.
Since the body is fascinating, I imagine it would be fascinating to someone who has never seen it before.
Though, after dealing with cadavers and then doing autopsy, a lot about the human body is lost in the process of embalming (IMO).
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