Between Bodies

Visual Arts

Sat Oct 27, 2018 – Sun Apr 28, 2019

Partner Organization

Henry Art Gallery

Location

Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington
15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195

This group exhibition includes sculpture, augmented reality, video, and sound-based works that delve into intimate exchanges and entwined relations between human and more-than-human bodies within contexts of ongoing ecological change. Ranging from speculative fiction to place-based narrative, these artworks blur the false divide between nature and culture, and question what it means to be human in a time of global climate change and environmental transformation. 

Sensory and affective explorations are central to the artworks in this exhibition, calling attention to the limits of quantified data and the compartmentalizing structures of Western scientific study. Thus, Between Bodies relates to intersections of bodies of knowledge as well. Multiple forms of intelligence converge and flow in and through this collection of work, inviting manifold ways of thinking and imagining life on a damaged planet.

As part of Between Bodies, regular screenings of A Gente Rio by Carolina Caycedo will take place in the Henry Auditorium.

Reviews

Challenging Viewers in a New Way

Art has one true purpose, to evoke feeling, to cause a reaction within someone.

The enigmatic art exhibit entitled "Between Bodies" conjures up complex, even contradictory, responses. At times the immersive installations made me feel as if I was both in our recognizable world and beyond it, leading me to reconsider ideas about representation, humanity, and the environment.

The exhibition, currently at the Henry Art Gallery, centers around queer and questioning artists sharing their unique perspectives on climate change and the environmental impacts of humans. There were six...

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“Between Bodies” Encourages Interconnected Ways of Thinking

Imagine you’re standing in a dark room with mirrors scattered across it. TV screens hang from the walls and bubbles come across them every couple seconds. On one screen, a fisherman talks about his tradition of fishing. It’s very trippy, like you could be in "The Matrix." This mind-numbing experience is a work of art, “Glistening Troubles” by Susanne M. Winterling, just one part of the exhibition “Between Bodies” at the Henry Art Gallery.

The entirety of the exhibit felt like this. It didn’t seem to fit with other art exhibits. It stood out for its differences, mostly because of...

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