THE TRUE ANATOMY PROJECT
WHAT IS THE TRUE ANATOMY PROJECT?
The True Anatomy Project is an artistic project being undertaken by Rachel Simpson for her Honors, supervised by Dr. Scott East and Steve Weymouth at UNSW Art & Design.
The project aims to draw upon the practice of feminist sculptors such as Louise Bourgeois to introduce a feminist aesthetic into the world of digital 3D and CGI.
The project is a collection of 3D sculptures and dynamic animations where a surreal design is derived from women's responses about their bodies.
The works are a rebel cry against the monotonous barrage of stock standard, Barbie-like female bodies constantly represented in commercial CG.
The works visualise, not the "real" anatomy of the female body but rather their "true" anatomy. Not just what the body looks like but how it makes women feel.
This project is an attempt to represent the diverse relationships women have with their bodies.
For the project to be successful, many submissions from many different women are needed to serve as the basis for the designs. If you are interested in contributing to the project, head over to the "Join" page and share your true anatomy.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
JOIN THE PROJECT
The text you contribute in the form below, will become part of a collection of anonymous texts, and may be used in part or in full for a series of artworks and art events including but not limited to: still images, videos and animation, written texts (including online and in live exhibition) and recorded audio (via an actor).
Your contribution to this project will be entirely anonymous. This website is not recording any information about your name or contact details. I ask that you do not identify yourself by name in the statements you contribute and that you take care not to identify anyone else by name, in the statements you contribute. I will review each contribution before including it in the project – and will remove any statements that could identify specific people.
If you would like to know more about the project and how these contributions will be developed – continue to check in at the blog section of this website.
IT'S SO LOVELY TO HAVE YOU JOIN US BUT FIRST
HOW DOES YOUR BODY MAKE YOU FEEL?
CONTACT THE ARTIST
PRESSURE is a prototypic work, derived from the artist's own experience. Here is her story:
"While I am lucky to have a fairly positive relationship with my external anatomy- My reproductive anatomy is a cause of great anxiety. As a 21-year-old who has worked at an IVF clinic, I find myself monthly both physically and mentally torn by uterus announcement that I am not pregnant. The relief I experience is short-lived when I have to battle with both physical pain and the nagging question of if I am taking my current fertility (if I even have it now) for granted. Yes at 21 years old the ticking of my biological clock is already turning my relationship with my body into a battleground."
STRIPES: is inspired by the following submission-
"I really like the stretch marks on my inner thighs. People often complain about their stretch marks, or they want them removed, but I'm scared that mine will fade, I love them so much. I earned my stripes through living, they're proof that I've existed and changed." - Anonymous March 2016
CENTER FORMS: is inspired by the following submission-
“I feel very connected to my waist, I always center myself around it, it holds everything in and sometimes falls out. I like the way it changes and I hate it at the same time”. My waist is the center of my body and everything else forms its curves around it" - Anonymous March 2016
PETALS: is inspired by the following submission-
“My breasts and hips make me feel feminine. Hips/Breasts-curvaceous figures, rose petals, pink" - Anonymous March 2016
MOTHER'S MILK: is inspired by the following submission-
"My body is creative. It grew 2 babies at once. My 2 hands patted them to sleep together and my 2 boobs fed them at the same time" - Anonymous April 2016
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