University students studying any artistic subject are often encouraged to experiment. Using your initiative and imagination is key when trying to carve your way into any competitive, creative environment. Two Kingston University students certainly pushed the boundaries of this concept, recently, by turning their own bodies into human photograph developers. Joshua Lake and Luke Evans each swallowed a piece of 35mm film, which was then digested, expelled and cleaned.
[box style="rounded" border="full"]“We wanted to bring our insides out, so we ate 35mm photographic film slides and let our bodies do the rest. The full-sized images are 10,000 pixels on the longest edge, allowing you to see every detail of what our bodies produced.”[/box]
The alien-like, monochrome images displayed above, scanned using an electron-microscope, exhibit the damages and traces left on the emulsion of the film caused by the students’ own bodily functions. Whilst slightly nauseating, this brilliantly innovative technique has been received to great acclaim.