Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Project 12:31 by Croix Gagnon & Frank Schott

This is probably the most macabre art project since the supervillianously named Dr.Von Hagens decided to make some friends out of plastinated corpses. [See Body Worlds exhibition].

The process involved starts of with the messy business of slicing up the cadaver of Joseph Paul Jernigan into 1,871 slices, each a millimeter thick all the way through from scalp to the soles of his feet. The cross sections are then photographed and sequenced [head to foot] on a laptop and played through. Still with me?Shot under very slow shutter speed and low light, the laptop is then moved and the result is the ghostly [and wobbly] form of the deceased.

The results below are both beautiful, poignant and gruesome in equal measure.