Dreaming the Industrial Body

Every time I reach into the Magic Bucket o’ Reader Submissions, I discover something I’ve never seen before. I want to thank everyone who’s sent something in (except for you, submitter of furry porn – you almost got me fired at work). We’re never at a loss for new art and weirdness to cover, and it’s thanks to you guys!

DestroyX of the industrial duo Angelspit sends along a page is called Dreaming the Industrial Body, which features drawings from 20’s and 30’s of various bodily processes represented in terms of industrial society by artist Fritz Kahn. The drawings illustrate the inner workings of our bodies in terms of conveyor belts, telephone wires, electric projectors, locomotives, engines, refineries and switchboards manned by busy workers. It’s uber, ja!

The Dreaming the Industrial Body online exhibit is part of a series called Dream Anatomy, hosted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. There are many interesting sections – some other ones I enjoyed were Dissection Scenes and Fancies, Show-off Cadavers and Anatomical Primitives. The entire site is a must-see for any student of anatomy or fan of body horror.

4 Responses to “Dreaming the Industrial Body”

  1. Jerem Morrow Says:

    I love you guys. I love my fellow readers/submiters. Ja, wine is in my system.

  2. zoetica Says:

    This is one of the best submissions yet. Such anatomical wonders! Or horrors, depending. A heartfelt thanks to all contributors!

  3. Joanna Ebenstein Says:

    Great stuff!

  4. Gretta Says: