Hello, My Name is Tammy
In collaboration with Kerstin Barndt.
This installation contextualizes a Transparent Anatomical Manikin that stood for 15 years in an abandoned museum, in the history of other anatomical figures, while asking viewers to place their own bodies in context. Images of historical and contemporary female anatomical figures are projected on scrims opposite TAM. Behind the scrims headphones dangle above a pedestal inviting viewers to step up to TAM’s level and listen to the original audio script that was played for museum-goers. In the script, TAM compares the human body to a variety of machines. The installation illuminates inherent biases in the ways we teach and learn about the human body.