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Christine Borland & Kerry Tribe, Camden Arts Centre | reviews, news & interviews

Christine Borland & Kerry Tribe, Camden Arts Centre

Christine Borland & Kerry Tribe, Camden Arts Centre

Dead bodies inspired one artist, compellingly - the other makes dreary film

Christine Borland: 'Cast From Nature'Ruth Clark, courtesy of Camden Arts Centre

“As a student at Glasgow School of Art I used to visit the amazing anatomy, zoology and ethnographic collections at Glasgow University,” says Christine Borland. “I couldn’t understand why I was so intrigued, except for the question of how something so awful – so dead – could also be so beautiful. I was trying to unpick my responses, to understand how beauty and death could co-exist.”

“As a student at Glasgow School of Art I used to visit the amazing anatomy, zoology and ethnographic collections at Glasgow University,” says Christine Borland. “I couldn’t understand why I was so intrigued, except for the question of how something so awful – so dead – could also be so beautiful. I was trying to unpick my responses, to understand how beauty and death could co-exist.”

He evidently considered the figure to be a work of art rather than a medical specimen

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