A system of cross-sectional videos constructs light bodies visible through the gaze of a long-exposure photograph. It gives you an overview of the different devices and equipment used in individual and common human transformations—such as implants, piercings, pharmaceutical drugs, telephones, and computers.
Bray thus reveals the complexity of our continuously augmented bodies and the potential dangers of such modifications. Blurring the boundaries between research and fiction, science and myth, the monumental light apparitions in this exhibition merge the organic nature of the human body with biological engineering.
Within this installation, Bray discloses a breakdown of transformations that have modified our bodies and skills for millennia in order to align with our evolving thoughts and identities. From natural healing elements used for medicinal purposes to genome editing (a molecular biology technique used to induce targeted mutations in very specific sections of DNA), from plastic surgery to pacemakers, from in vitro to burial—through these different layers, Bray shows us that human identity is a perpetually evolving material.
The exhibition is curated by Madalina Stanescu.