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THE BODY GARDEN

Everyday we are being exposed to an endless stream of photos and images. We see beautiful clean polished bodies, stripped of anything that might make it look grotesque. This gives us the illusion of a finished and controllable body, something far away from reality. The human is always in process and in a state of renovation. Everything that lost its function will be pushed off, we 

 

constantly lose skin, hair, saliva, snot, sweat etc. Most things we lose without being aware of it. We call this body waste but in fact this waste is full of hidden information. It is a microscopic world that we find difficult to understand and comprehend. By zooming in on what is normally hidden, it tells us a visual story and changes our view on our own body waste. 

 
 

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