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Mirakelmann



           
‘Mirakelmann’ is a 1.80-meter tall coloured figure of Christ created in the 16th century, which lies in a church in Saxony, Germany. With the waxy pale skin and the bluish shimmering shades and veins, the sculpture is singular for its very realistic and anatomically accurate presentation of a dead body, which is assumed to be achieved by modelling a corpse. It has a mechanism that allows it to bleed from the side wound and the limbs could be moved flexibly thanks to the joints.

Life-size realistic dolls like Mirakelmann wonder the boundary between animate and inanimate. They are a reminder of our mortality and a vessel of souls at the same time. They make us dread and also fascinate us with their irresistible magnetism.

The project explores the question of what distinguishes us from life-size figures when our souls leave our bodies.












Mirakelmannは ドイツ・ザクセン州に保管される等身大のキリストの像である。 16世紀に制作され、解剖学的にも本物の遺体に忠実な造形を持つ点で特異なこの像は、対側部の聖痕から出血する仕組みを持つ。

さまざまなな「ひとがた」を扱うこのプロジェクトを通して、武村は人間と人形を隔てるものについて考える。 意識が肉体を去ったとき、人の身体は「人の形をしたもの」になり、人形の定義と同じ存在になる。 私たちが生きている間、肉体を動かし精神活動を可能にするのは 何なのか?




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