Sunday, December 20, 2009

Identity: Eight rooms, nine lives.

Another exhibition at the Welcome Collection, and this ones free! BLURB-

What influences or determines our sense of who we are? What makes one person distinct from another? How does science inform human identity? This major new exhibition explores the tension between the way we view ourselves and how others see us.
Nine individual stories introduce eight distinct rooms. One room begins with the story of scientist Alec Jeffreys' invention of DNA fingerprinting 25 years ago, the diaries of Samuel Pepys introduce another, while self-portraiture is explored through the work of the Jewish artist Claude Cahun, who despite being sentenced to death for acts of resistance, survived the Nazi occupation of Jersey.
Other subjects tackled include twins, phrenology and brain imaging, gender and sexuality, race and prejudice, and acting and improvisation.
This exhibition is free. See opening hours.
'Identity: Eight rooms, nine lives' is part of The Identity Project.


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