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Robin Levy: Confronting Our Bodies

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1351
  1. Gavin Yamey (, senior editor
  1. PLoS Medicine (, San Francisco, United States

    An exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, United States, until 19 December 2004

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    The American artist Robin Levy is fascinated by the way that our bodies are changed by pregnancy, disease, and ageing, and by the way in which our bodies become “objects” when we undergo medical procedures. Many of the sculptures, installations, and photographs in her new show are snapshots of our bodily changes—as if Levy is trying to create a permanent record of something that is never quite static.

    One of the techniques that she uses is to juxtapose or superimpose images of her own body with those …

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