Promoted as everything you ever wanted to know about the Human Body, this exhibition is now showing in Melbourne at the Showgrounds Exhibition Hall. Runs until July 9/07. Come to think of it I don’t think the bodies do much running!!
“It has already been a great success throughout Europe, Japan, Taiwan, USA, Korea and other countries. The demonstration allows audiences to learn about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human body specimens that have been through a process called plastination. The exhibition will assist a better understanding of how the whole human body works.
The exhibition is appropriate for any age group for it teaches viewers on how the human bodies works and give a better understanding of long term diseases or cancers. The fascinating demonstration educates the public on the inner working of the human body.
Dr. Gunter Von Hagens invented a process called ‘Plastination’ used for exhibit in 1977. Fluid and fatty tissues are extracted which is originally 70% of the human body and is replaced by certain plastics used by a special vacuum. The body is embalmed with formalin which is injected to the arteries to prevent decomposition. The plastinate is then cured with light/heat or certain gases and is maintained rigid, odorless and permanent.
The plastinates are structured to illustrate different features. The muscle system while sporting and other poses are modeled letting the audience relate the inner figure of the specimen to their own.”