The Show Where the Human Body is the Exhibition Space

 

"Body Holes" by New Scenario
“Body Holes” by New Scenario

 

The human body can be a wonderland with all its curves and orifices, it can inspire artworks and even be art itself. But an online exhibition part of the 9th Berlin Biennale has used the body and all its holes as an exhibition space.  “Body Holes” is a project that intends to customise, or better yet, reimagine — through the seven openings of the human body — the well-known white cube in a gallery. “If the body were a museum, there would be seven galleries,” says New Scenario (Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig) — the duo behind the aptly named project.

In order to make “Body Holes” possible, New Scenario asked numerous emerging artists including Yves Scherer, Bruno Zhu and Carson Fisk-Vittori to produce miniature art that could fit in the body part it was assigned to them. Once the art pieces were finished, over 40 different holes were used to exhibit them in a digital space that brilliantly showcases the body in all its diversity. “Indeed, when using something as political as a body as your exhibiting space, representation becomes a new concern,” said New Scenario for The Creators Project. “It would be a pointless endeavour to replace white walls with white butts.”

For the young artists, the project is not a suggestion to end the use of the white cube, but instead a portrayal of what can be achieved by considering the environment as a supplement to the artwork. In “Body Holes”, New Scenario aims to present the audience with images that are both visually and intellectually stimulating, and by no means taboo or inappropriate. Take a look at the seven sub-galleries in “Body Holes”, curated by New Scenario in collaboration with O Fluxo for the BB9 below. Please be aware that some images are NSFW.

 

 

Mouth

 

"Tiger" by Yves Scherer, 2016.
“Tiger” by Yves Scherer, 2016

 

"Rainbow lips" by Emmy Skensved & Gregoire Blunt Latulippe, 2015.
“Rainbow lips” by Emmy Skensved & Gregoire Blunt Latulippe, 2015

 

"26.9815386(7)" by Antoine Renard, 2015
“26.9815386(7)” by Antoine Renard, 2015

 

"Homo Heidelbergensis (mirror)" by Paul Barsch, 2015
“Homo Heidelbergensis (mirror)” by Paul Barsch, 2015

 

"Tropical Blue Razz * (Myth Buster)" by Marian Luft, 2015
“Tropical Blue Razz * (Myth Buster)” by Marian Luft, 2015

 

"Untitled" by Edward Marshall Shenk, 2015
“Untitled” by Edward Marshall Shenk, 2015

 

"Eurecstasy" by Pakui Hardware, 2015
“Eurecstasy” by Pakui Hardware, 2015

 

Belly Button

 

"Prosopopoeia" by Rachel De Joode, 2016
“Prosopopoeia” by Rachel De Joode, 2016

 

"Ditte, meine liebling" by Rasmus Høj Mygind, 2016
“Ditte, meine liebling” by Rasmus Høj Mygind, 2016

 

"Currency Therapy" by Deborah Delmar Corp., 2016
“Currency Therapy” by Deborah Delmar Corp., 2016

 

"Composition with Cabinet Würzig and Tubble Gum" by Adam Cruces, 2016
“Composition with Cabinet Würzig and Tubble Gum” by Adam Cruces, 2016

 

Peehole

 

"Transparency Universal Value 60Vince" by Vincent Grunwald, 2016
“Transparency Universal Value 60Vince” by Vincent Grunwald, 2016

 

"Untitled" by Josephine Schuster-Brandt, 2016
“Untitled” by Josephine Schuster-Brandt, 2016

 

"Creative Act" by Enrico Sutter, 2016
“Creative Act” by Enrico Sutter, 2016

 

"Diving Rod" by Jaakko Pallasvuo, 2016
“Diving Rod” by Jaakko Pallasvuo, 2016

 

Ear

 

"Neocave" by Viktor Fordel, 2016
“Neocave” by Viktor Fordel, 2016

 

"Green Ear" by TIlman Hornig, 2015
“Green Ear” by TIlman Hornig, 2015

 

"Decoupling Device (Pen Blank / Work Desk)" by Sol Hashemi, 2015
“Decoupling Device (Pen Blank / Work Desk)” by Sol Hashemi, 2015

 

"What The Devil Whispers Only Makes Sense If You Pay Attention" by Silas Inoue, 2015
“What The Devil Whispers Only Makes Sense If You Pay Attention” by Silas Inoue, 2015

 

"Isotope Labeled 6.5% Carbide Peroxide Aqueous Solution" by Sean Raspet, 2015 - 2016
“Isotope Labeled 6.5% Carbide Peroxide Aqueous Solution” by Sean Raspet, 2015 – 2016

 

"The kitchenette was an alcove. In his parka, he filled the space entirely, turning in place, looking at things so that she would look at them too—the cupboard hanging open, the frozen explosion of clutter. No walls visible, just cardboard boxes, garbage bags stuffed with clothes, luggage. Mushrooms floating in a wok" by Martijn Hendriks, 2016
“The kitchenette was an alcove. In his parka, he filled the space
entirely, turning in place, looking at things so that she would look at them too—the
cupboard hanging open, the frozen explosion of clutter. No walls visible, just
cardboard boxes, garbage bags stuffed with clothes, luggage. Mushrooms floating in
a wok” by Martijn Hendriks, 2016

 

" I Can Prove That Baby Is Not Yours" by Antoine Donzeaud, 2016
” I Can Prove That Baby Is Not Yours” by Antoine Donzeaud, 2016

 

"wall, wall, wall" by Christopher L G Hill, 2015/2016
“wall, wall, wall” by Christopher L G Hill, 2015/2016

 

"Bloody Friday" by Ed Fornieles, 2016
“Bloody Friday” by Ed Fornieles, 2016

 

Anus

 

"Flute" by Ullrich Klose, 2016
“Flute” by Ullrich Klose, 2016

 

"FIRSTY-FISTY" by Michele Gabriele, 2015
“FIRSTY-FISTY” by Michele Gabriele, 2015

 

"Finger in Eye" by Sandra Vaka Olsen, 2015
“Finger in Eye” by Sandra Vaka Olsen, 2015

 

"3rd Eye Deepsea Buttplug" by Jesse Darling, 2015
“3rd Eye Deepsea Buttplug” by Jesse Darling, 2015

 

"4 Ai" by Dorotea Gaweda & Eglé Kulbokaité & Agatha, 2015
“4 Ai” by Dorotea Gaweda & Eglé Kulbokaité & Agatha, 2015

 

"The Tightest Youngest Legal Pussy" by Hana Earles, 2015
“The Tightest Youngest Legal Pussy” by Hana Earles, 2015

 

"Plato's Man Cave" by Mikkel Carl, 2015
“Plato’s Man Cave” by Mikkel Carl, 2015

 

Nose

 

"Ki" by Joey Holder, 2016
“Ki” by Joey Holder, 2016

 

"World Peace Can't Be Done" by Jake Kent, 2016
“World Peace Can’t Be Done” by Jake Kent, 2016

 

"No. p" by Burchard Bestow & Anne Fellner, 2016
“No. p” by Burchard Bestow & Anne Fellner, 2016

 

"Left Nostril" by Bruno Zhu, 2016
“Left Nostril” by Bruno Zhu, 2016

 

"True To You When I Punch You" by BB5000, 2016
“True To You When I Punch You” by BB5000, 2016

Vagina

 

"Carnitas" by Santiago Taccetti, 2016
“Carnitas” by Santiago Taccetti, 2016

 

"Boundaries #2" by Emanuel Rossetti, 2016
“Boundaries #2” by Emanuel Rossetti, 2016

 

"98.6 °F" by Fenêtreproject (Dustin Cauchi & Francesca Mangion), 2016
“98.6 °F” by Fenêtreproject (Dustin Cauchi & Francesca Mangion), 2016

 

"Frog" by Clemence de la Tour du Pin, 2015
“Frog” by Clemence de la Tour du Pin, 2015

 

"Boy" by Bradford Kessler, 2016
“Boy” by Bradford Kessler, 2016

 

"Waterghost" by Anselm Ruderisch, 2016
“Waterghost” by Anselm Ruderisch, 2016

 

 

Concept and Curation: Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig

Co-curated by: Nuno Patrício aka O Fluxo

Photos: Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig (except “Rainbowlips” by BLUNTxSKENSVED)

Title & Chapter Tags by SLIDER ONE

All Images Courtesy of New Scenario

 

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