Describing Architecture

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Anatomy of the Dissection / Tine Bernstorff Aagaard


Series of photographs

A cast hand is undergoing an autopsy. Orthogonally dissected with the logic of an architect and the knife of a surgeon. The section, whether cutting or drawing, is a main tool used by the architect. The curiosity and intention to reveal and to explore the solid hand grows into a meticulous continuation of cutting.

The fragments are reassembled with tiny hinges in a way that partly allows for the hand to mime the motion of a human hand, and partly allows the hand to open like an anatomy book.

The investigation removes itself from a study of a hand and becomes its own anatomy. An anatomy that is more confusing than revealing but opens up for new explorations.