Eating Film: Artists Luke Evans & Josh Lake Capture their Insides

Luke Evans & Joshua Lake Inside Out (2)  2013  Digital C-type print  182.8 x 121.9 cm

Luke Evans & Joshua Lake
Inside Out (2)
2013
Digital C-type print
182.8 x 121.9 cm

In one of the most bizarre methods of photography to date, artists Luke Evans and Josh Lake ingest 35mm film to see what they might capture as it travels through their digestive systems.

In an interview with Wired’s Olivia Solon the artists spoke about the motivation behind the series, titled I Turn Myself Out: “There is a physicality to film that we wanted to explore: the soft emulsion layer, its thickness, the way it reacts to touch and temperature… we were really excited because there was absolutely no way to envision how the results would look, and that no two would be the same.”

So as to protect their “back passage” from these non-traditional eating habits, the artists placed the film in brightly coloured capsules before swallowing. After the film escaped safely the it was scanned with an electron microscope, and blown up in black and white resulting in the fascinating images you see here.

Joshua Lake & Luke Evans  Inside Out (1)  2013 Digital C-type print 182.8 x 121.9 cm

Joshua Lake & Luke Evans
Inside Out (1)
2013
Digital C-type print
182.8 x 121.9 cm

Joshua Lake & Luke Evans  Inside Out (3)  2013 Digital C-type print 182.8 x 121.9 cm

Joshua Lake & Luke Evans
Inside Out (3)
2013
Digital C-type print
182.8 x 121.9 cm

 

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