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The unisex 'designer hymens' are sculpted from the artist's own vaginal cells; they are designed to symbolically re-virginize repeatedly. The hymNext Project questions the traditional value of virginity in certain cultures at a time when the symbolic tissue can be easily re-created and implanted. Each hymen or set has a specific motif or symbolism.
The biotechnological sculptures are intended for sale to art collectors as novelty items presented in a ceremonial box. Also on view are the sterile feeding appliances, flow hood and nutrient media, all part of the creative ritual.
Julia Reodica is a medical artist whose work raises questions at the threshold of art, science and cultural value systems.
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