35mm film is eaten and excreted to photograph the inside of the body
35mm film is eaten and excreted to photograph the inside of the body 35mm film is eaten and excreted to photograph the inside of the body
jun 04, 2012
35mm film is eaten and excreted to photograph the inside of the body


‘I turn myself inside out’ by luke evans and josh lake, 2012
all images courtesy the artists

luke evans and josh lake, students of kingston university in the UK, have developed the installation ‘I turn myself inside out’.
for this micro-photographic project, the two students have swallowed 35mm film and let their digestive systems inform each work.
evans and lake accomplished their goal to document their insides by eating photographic film slides and ‘letting [their] bodies do the rest‘.
the single film segments were first ingested, excreted (in a dark room) then washed. the damages made to the emulsion surface
by the students’ internal organs were examined with the assistance of a scanning electron microscope and in this way the process
for creating the series is visualized in three large-scale black and white prints.

the series will be on display at hoxton gallery, london, UK in the show pilot from june 12th the the 13th.


a piece by josh lake’s insides


an image created by luke evans’ body


left: luke evans
right: josh lake


the three works on show at hoxton gallery

via gizmodo /creative review

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