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Specimens as Spectacles: Reframing Fetal Remains

Specimens as Spectacles: Reframing Fetal Remains Questions about the meaning of the human species have also raised the issue of its representation, and in this article the authors consider the role of bio-art in the production of the specimen as spectacle. Something we look both at and through, specimens have a long visual history that has recently become the subject of both artistic and scholarly re-evaluation. Here, bio-artist Suzanne Anker is interviewed by feminist science studies scholar Sarah Franklin, in an exchange that addresses the visual culture of specimen display and its significance to both art and social theory. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Text Duke University Press

Specimens as Spectacles: Reframing Fetal Remains

Social Text , Volume 29 (1 106) – Mar 1, 2011

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Duke University Press
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Duke University Press
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0164-2472
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1527-1951
DOI
10.1215/01642472-1210283
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Abstract

Questions about the meaning of the human species have also raised the issue of its representation, and in this article the authors consider the role of bio-art in the production of the specimen as spectacle. Something we look both at and through, specimens have a long visual history that has recently become the subject of both artistic and scholarly re-evaluation. Here, bio-artist Suzanne Anker is interviewed by feminist science studies scholar Sarah Franklin, in an exchange that addresses the visual culture of specimen display and its significance to both art and social theory.

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Social TextDuke University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2011

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