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Hyperbolic (Implants Series III)

Holland Houdek



fabricated copper, pierced, silicone breast implants, Swarovski crystals, pierced, penile implant

This series focuses on medical implants, the body, and embodied experience. These hand-fabricated objects glorify the highly individual and political nature of prosthesis and surgeries, while evoking notions of memento mori and the fragile nature of the human form. Using real medical implants as inspiration, I have re-invented and exaggerated these devices for imagined bodies, thus shifting the focus of adornment to the internal both to 'expose' the object-politics of prosthesis and to consider possible futures of embodiment. The intention is for viewers to consider their own physicality and to visualize the absent anatomies implied by the work.

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