The Plymouth State University Gallery and Exhibitions Program presents Paul Vanouse: Paradise Reconfigured at Boyd Science Center September 19 through November 25. The exhibition is held in conjunction with the opening of the University’s newly renovated and expanded Boyd Science Center.
The Opening Reception for the exhibition is 4 – 6 p.m. September 19, at Boyd Science Center.
The exhibition derives from a National Institutes of Health sponsored project to cut a fozen male human body into 2,000 minute cross sections, using state-of-the-art technology. Each slice was photographed and digitized, and unveiled in 1995 as “The Visible Human Project.” Soon after, an anonymous woman donated her body for the same purposes.
The male and female data sets are referred to as “Adam” and “Eve,” and the exhibition on multiple computers uses the storyline of their struggle through creation, expulsion, loneliness and redemption. Vanouse, an electronic media artist and assistant professor at the University at Buffalo, SUNY created and installed this exhibition. His interactive artworks reflect his long-standing interest in the intersections of “big science” and “pop culture.”
For information contact Dr. Catherine Amidon, Karl Drerup Art Gallery, (603) 535-2614.