The human body has always fascinated me as a self-sustaining system; it’s complexity is often taken for granted as it is a mundane part of everyday life. In this piece I compare the internal structure of the human anatomy to a hospital building. I have used a mixture of humour and logical associations to turn the internal organs into specific medical rooms and I have filled them with hospital staff and patients. The purpose of the piece is to convey the internal workings of the body as a constantly busy structure, where the complexity of the system is simplified into the metaphor of a hospital. All audiences can identify with this less abstract experience of hospital life and apply it to the reality of the body.
The composition of the piece involves two human bodies, a patient and a doctor in conversation. The inclusion of two figures normalises how every single person, doctor and patient alike have their own internal hospital keeping them alive. I would like the audience to consider their own bodies as hospital systems and perhaps become intrigued with the science behind the metaphor.