TJ Boulting
Friday, October 27, 2023
Saturday, November 11, 2023
59 Riding House St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7EG, UK
TJ Boulting, 56 Riding House Street, London

Splanchnic (pronounced ‘splank-nik’) is an anatomical word relating to the viscera or internal organs of the abdomen, derived from the Greek word splankhnon meaning organ. For Collingridge the word itself represents something new and unknown, but which relates to something entirely existing already in her own body. It is this fascination with how we are all composed internally of things that we have no understanding or concept of, that intrigues Collingridge. Her work is a physical rendering of those things invisible and internal, making them external and tangible. Growing up with a medical family meant the body was something quite matter of fact and not to be shied away from, this was followed by a formative experience that awoke her curiosity further at the historic exhibition Body Worlds by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, of real anatomical bodies, which she saw as a child in London in 2002. Similary through the realms of public sculpture with Damien Hirst’s giant painted bronze anatomical figure of the body, Hymn (1999-2005).