Christine Borland – Cast from Nature

Posted on December 3, 2010


The Christine Borland exhibition at Glagow Sculpture Studios 2010.

There’s live footage of a full cast being taken from a statue/figure found by Christine at Glasgow University.  The space is set up like a medical anatomy lesson, with theatre seasts as if we are watching through a one way screen.

The figure is in a very awkward pose, laying on the slab. You do question if what you’re seeing is a real person – but otherwise it’s not really all that exiciting. Although, you do think about how the original cast was taken in the first place. The figure must have been cast from a real body – so somebody’s body was forced into that pose post-mortem.