Human Becomings | Lex Randolph

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Exhibition runs 11 - 26 March
Open daily, 9.30am - 5pm
Free entry
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Human Becomings is a Museum of real and imaginary body parts. The body parts are predominantly made from everyday textile materials - they are soft, comforting and familiar. Putting the soft, familiar body sculptures inside a specimen jar allows us to objectify, quantify, analyse, and explore them, without being caught up in the emotional connections, memories and experiences of our bodies. In this Museum, vaguely recognisable bits of us are on display. Examine them, and you might find me. Or yourself.

The phrase ‘Human Becomings’ exemplifies the constant change of human identity - we are always re-imagining and re-defining ourselves. Not just being, but becoming something new or different. Each artefact is hand-crafted to represent specific aspects of the body, especially those connected to dynamic and fluxing gender identities.


About the artist:

Lex has been creating things and thinking critically about the world since he can remember, and now works across a range of artistic fields. He is currently producing abstract textile pieces, quirky watercolour and ink illustrations, and random sound bites that could be called music.

Human Becomings builds on Lex’s previous work, exhibitions, research and studio-based residency at Paper Mountain in 2016, exploring the impacts of gender and body on identity. While Lex’s work is somewhat autobiographical - focusing on their personal journey of gender transition and search for identities that fit - Lex is also fascinated by the way that others think about their own identity, particularly in terms of body and gender. This exhibition is designed for visitors to engage in that dialogue, to be questioned, challenged, and to encourage exploration of aspects of self that are too often thought of as static, or simply taken for granted.
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