SexRays by Wim Delvoye
I’ve been interested in the use of x-rays in art for a long time. I’ve broken so many things in my short life, I would love to have every x-ray I’ve ever taken to use in an art project, but unfortunately, I doubt I can track down the first x-ray I took when I was about 6 years-old, let alone all the subsequent ones.
Wim Delvoye had an idea, and unlike me, actually followed through with it. The artist asked a few friends to cover themselves in barium (a chalky substance that shows up on x-ray) and engage in sexual activities while being photographed in a medical clinic.
These are the resulting images. I’m pretty much in love with them. I wish there were more of them and more variety in the sexual acts depicted. Perhaps some things show up more clearly on x-ray than others. Either way, I’m a fan. Check out more of Wim Delvoye’s work here.
Enjoy these SexRays and have a happy Sunday!