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Body and Soul

October 12, 2011

These could by described as photographic drawings; a collaboration between Croix Gagnon and Frank Schott. To create these images the image sequence of the Visual Human Project played on the screen of a laptop (see previous post below) while being photographed. This is achieved by extending the exposure time of the photograph to give them time to move the laptop around the picture plain.

The image becomes stretched or condensed during the photograph through the movements of the artist. Here it captures a wispy free form of the body as it is fluidly and seems to softly reconstruct the body from head to toe.  I am guessing they saw or proposed the outcome and persisted with it, as it developed they then decided upon the backgrounds and how they wanted the images to be dictated; to this idea of making a soul/ghost- like cliche from the raw bodily data of the Visible Human Project as a good crossover of this long debated philosophical argument, between tangible and ephemeral, body and soul.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2011 1:10 pm

    I agree. The roundabout way of making these images is superb, and makes it more intriguing.

  2. October 12, 2011 11:48 am

    Wow.. This is amazing! It shows really human soul/ghost!.. You can see the body of the real human if you are going to look at the ghost picture. On the first photo you will see the head, the body that is on bend position, the hand at the back, and the stretched legs. Same with the second photo, He was floating facing above.. Great! 🙂

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