Activities

You spend every living moment with your body, but how much do you truly know about it? What exactly is a body, what is its purpose, and how - and why - do we give it meaning beyond its organic form?

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Activity 1. Bodies of Knowledge

How do memory, symbolism, culture and scientific study help us to understand our bodies?

 

Activity 2. Bodies of belief

How do we use visual language to invest our bodies with meaning?

 

Activity 3. Bodies of metaphor

Explore the language of the body, and think about the way metaphors help to familiarise the unfamiliar.

 

Activity 4. Body as media and message

Explore the body in relation to display, entertainment, media and education.