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LIFE NEXUS

Transplant: A Question of Heart?

The human heart is the focus of an international art-science project which will be coming to the University at the end of this month.

Life Nexus is an ongoing project by Argentine Artist Jorge Orta. The project began in 1996 and to date more than 1000 hearts have been made by participants in the project across the world.

The project focuses on the human heart at both a literal and metaphorical level: as a human organ - raising public awareness of scientific research  and issues such as organ transplantation; as a metaphor - 'have a heart', in relation to empathy and feelings.

The University Gallery will be hosting two workshops where participants can design and make their own papier-mache heart on Friday 31 August and Monday 3 September from 10.30am until 3.30pm. All elements of the workshop is free. To book a place e-mail infor@1stsite.co.uk or phone 01206 577067. 

 The workshops will be followed by an exhibition in October which will display the papier-mache hearts at the University Gallery.

 

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