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Specimen 199400002

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About the Artist

Lyndsey Walsh is an American artist, writer, and researcher based in Berlin. Lyndsey has a BA in Individualised Studies from New York University and an MA in Biological Arts with Distinction from SymbioticA Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts at the University of Western Australia. Lyndsey is enthralled by the ruptures in the corporeality of culture, caused by technology. They are also fixated on the creatures that are born from these ruptures, as they embody both collective cultural fears and technologically mediated desires. Lyndsey’s practice employs queer and intersectional feminist frameworks to question the tensions that can exist surrounding these creatures and ruptures, whose very existence resists cultural and anthropocentric binaries of human-non-human, diseased-healthy, and life-machine. Currently, Lyndsey is a visiting scholar and researcher with the Department of Experimental Biophysics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Their work has been exhibited globally and featured in art events and with institutions such as Frieze Art Week New York, the Humboldt Forum, the Ural Biennial, the Berlin Biennale, Transmediale/CTM, and more.

Lyndsey WalshLyndsey Walsh
Curatorial Statement

Unbearable is a series of shiny (and shocking) pink digital sculptures, giving a cyborg alternative to a binary understanding of the female reproductive system by bio artist Lyndsey Walsh, a department fellow in the Experimental Biophysics group of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Now available to a digital audience, Unbearable was a key exhibit at the TAEX’s show for Frieze New York One Night Between Heaven and Hell. All visitors faced two of the Unbearable sculptures as a part of the portal to get to the exhibition, it was the beginning of the augmented worlds of dreams and nightmares we introduced in the show. Walsh’s project is indeed foundational: based on the result of both historical and material research, it reveals a reductionist view of parts of the female body, constructed by Western medicine. Being a poetic fantasy itself, the project undermines the fantasy side of medical research, especially when it comes to the skewed vision of women.

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