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Crafting Bodies

The crafting of bodies is a ritual as old as time.  Representing the human form using non-human materials is a foundational feature of storytelling, learning, devotion and novelty.  

The Museum of Fear and Wonder presents a new  collection of crafted bodies in the form of automatons, mannequins, waxworks, votive figures and medical anatomies. By contrasting these wondrous figures, the barrier between genre and function loosens—allowing the distinction between body and object to do the same. 


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