BODIES…The Exhibition

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    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?
     
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    Once you have done gross anatomy its rather a boring exhibit. :lol:
     
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    I always end up getting sexually aroused....
     
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    Looks rather disturbing.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    Kinda creepy.

    I don't know if I'd go or not. It would be interesting. But I never thought about the smell, that's gross.
     
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    All of the bodies on display were used with prior consent.
    Oh- and you may want to think twice before taking your kids.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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