Discovered these oddities a while back but haven’t shared them on this blog so here we go:
Sometimes art and science run parallel and never meet. Sometimes they run in opposite directions screaming at each other as they go. But sometimes they meet at a glorious crossroads and create an amazing convergence.
Usually that point is located around porn.
To explain, a while back a Belgian artist, Wim Delvoye, started messing around with x-ray images in his work like this:
Cool, jarring. Intriguing.
And then he started messing around with x-rays of people kissing, licking and fellating each other.
I know. I mentioned fellatio, where’s the fellatio?. The rest of the pics can be seen courtesy of Joseph Brett’s blog here.
All of this coolness was sent to me via @BenjaminAyres so, of course I had to try and one up him with my internet skills (yes, this, as you suspect, is what I look like – though I recently quit smoking):
Anyway, my Google-fu was in fine form and I discovered footage of a scientist who captures two people having sex in an MRI machine. Video is below (be patient, the sexin’ begins at 1:30, perv)
Ah, art and science, united once again by porn.