Hybrid Bodies II

This second phase of the Hybrid Bodies project focuses on the experience of donor families.

The ongoing research project examines the complex and often problematic language and discourse of the ‘gift of life’, the mandate of anonymity between recipients and donor families, as well as the various reasons individuals choose to become organ donors.

Comprised of collaborators involved in the initial Hybrid Bodies project, we have also welcomed new artists, researchers, theorists, medical professionals and scholars to the project.

Hybrid Bodies II is a multi-disciplinary research and creation project working across the fields of arts, medicine, theory and social sciences.

Examining the relationships (or lack thereof) which donor families have with the recipients of organ transplants the project creates work which unpacks the notions of giving, obligation, reciprocation, benevolence, and especially the complex issues surrounding the enforced anonymity of organ transplant donors.