The Chicago Maroon: In new experimental space, artists probe the gendered body

Nov 15, 2013

Upon entering the new Gray Center Lab, one might not immediately grasp the concept behind the exhibition on display. Images of tattooed bodies sway in near-stillness, as transparent medical reports hang in ominous silence across a room punctuated by video projections and text blocks. However, though the individual elements might seem disparate at first, the materials presented in Resisterectomy, a collaborative project led by Toronto-based artist Chase Joynt, are anything but haphazard. Rather, they present a complex and highly considered conversation regarding body alteration, as considered through the lens of transsexual reassignment surgeries and cancer surgeries.  Read more here.