Inspired by 19th century Japanese woodblock prints of kabuki actors performing anatomical functions imported from newly discovered Western medicine, The Where, The Why and The How explores the great mysteries of human existence through fashion and modern celebrity.

Where does consciousness come from?

Is it just a byproduct of synapses firing and neurons transmitting, or is it passed from one life to the next as part of a reincarnated soul?

Why do we create?

Is it because we're hardwired to do so or is it part of our effort to understand ourselves; to understand each other?

How did we get here?

Did we evolve out of the oceans or were we put here by a divine entity? Were we put here by aliens?

 


As part of transcribe / translate

An exhibition by Vault Collective

at System Gallery Newcastle

28th October - 26th November 2016