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Suspended Animation 1&2

February 2—March 29, 2008


John Bent

In this two-part animation and installation, Bent explores the relationship of time to our bodies and personal identities. Suspended Animation 1 presents a continuous churning mass of abstracted organ-like forms, exposing the rift between the real and perceived time of our internal body. Suspended Animation 2 emerges from within a wax and latex form, examining the continual, largely unnoticed changes and cycles of our external body’s appearance.