London, 27 March – 5 May 2001
Christine Borland's work is associated with the systems and processes, which provide the basis of our society. She has worked with police and judicial processes, forensic science and medicine. This exhibition of new work explores the interfaces between life and death and the ambiguous relationship between art and science.
Borland's work is at once repulsive and seductive. She builds up layers of psychological complexity, juxtaposing incongruous elements which pervade human sensibility, offending our notions of correctness and questioning the validity of our ideals. She plays with concepts of life and death, masculine and feminine, absence and presence, innocence and guilt. Through her investigative processes she reveals the brutal realities of contemporary society and validates her discourse with historical 'evidence', providing a disturbing commentary on humanity. She invokes in the viewer an automatic tendency towards inquisitiveness, a fascination with her subject matter and tools, because of their proximity to our own body. They hide a morbid fascination from which the viewer recoils instinctively but cannot escape.
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