Gunther von Hagens, creator and genius behind the body preservation technique known as plastination, has taken on a new project.
Plastination is a preservation technique developed by Gunther von Hagens that is used to preserve human “specimens” (“see also: bodies”) in their entirety, by replacing all bodily fluids with plastics. Hagens is world renowned for his innovated methods of preservation and is know for his Body Worlds exhibit. Hagens most recent exhibit, Body Worlds 3, is currently in Vancouver BC at Science World, where it will remain until next year.
Hagens, who is apparently a big 007 fan, has decided to immortalize a scene from the upcoming James Bond 007 movie “Casino Royale” by using his plastination technique. He plans to preserve a number of bodies, all of which will be arranged to reflect a scene in Casino Royale where Bond is playing a round of poker.
The James Bond poker scene is scheduled to be completed in 3 short weeks and on display at the grand opening of Hagens new “Plastinarium” in Guben, Germany.
To learn more about the Vancouver Body Worlds 3 exhibit at Science World, visit: http://www.scienceworld.bc.ca/bodyworlds/index.html