Last week I spent three happy days in Leeds at the Association of Art Historians annual conference. On the last day I co-convened the student session and was pleased to find that the papers we had selected lived up to expectations. I was particularly taken by the penultimate paper which was concerned with the use of medical imaging technologies in art practice. It promised a lot and didn't disappoint. The two artists discussed were Gabriele Leidloff and Marc Didou.
Leidloff uses xray images to produce some simple but stunning ghostly images. In this instance the viewer is confused by the lack of skeleton since Leidloff used a porn doll as the subject here.
Marc Didou, on the other hand, uses drawings created from MRI scans to create his layered sculptures which surprise the viewer with their form. I found these fascinating but disturbing images to look at.