Architecture of Bodies, Anatomy of Landscapes

Selected by Joe, Isabel and Kitty-May

The artworks we selected all deal with the effects of lines meeting, the architecture of bodies, the anatomy of landscapes and the positive impacts of diversity.

To us, diversity is the intersection of journeys and storylines. When these journeys and storylines meet, they form a creative body. This concept is explored through Ricardo Cinalli’s map, in which there is an intertwining body shown moving through streets, junctions, and landmarks.

The floor plan of Tomi Ungerer’s 1985 exhibition in the Royal Festival Hall is a fitting example of how people use pathways as an experience for the viewer.

The 1983 open foyer decision gave people the opportunity to experience these pathways in a way that was previously impossible. In Tomi Ungerer’s beautiful line drawing, Le portrait de Dorian Gray, thin cross sections are used to link anatomy with storylines from literature and beyond.

This is mirrored in Ricardo Cinalli’s exhibition brochure, where veins in the human body are presented as routes. In both the photo of the sculpture and the lithograph, ballet dancers and the shapes they create reflect how anatomy can be mapped out using lines, its intersections serving as routes and junctions.