MRI Flipbook (2011), prototype, 52 images
After several attempts I finally finished my MRI flip-book. I already announced it a few weeks ago but had issues with printing it. I tried different kinds of paper, and eventually found one that shows all the tiny details like scratches or parts of my bones perfectly. (I kept the images after an MRI scan of my left wrist in 2002, and since then I wanted to use them in an artwork.)
I made a small video to show you how it works:
I printed all the pages on matte finish 170g Superior Inkjet Paper (Avery® Zweckform) on my Brother DCP110-C office printer, and I’m surprised how good it looks. And it’s all about the paper it seems. I used normal inkjet paper before, and you couldn’t see what the print was about.
The flip-book itself is 13 x 6.5 x 1.2 cm, and contains 52 MRI images. Since I’m a huge fan of book-binding, I assembled the single pages myself by using an adhesive binding technique. It also is another self-portrait as I do them quite regularly (like this and this or that). I like the idea of giving you some insights into my inner life by displaying it in a semi-scientific manner.
And I also like the idea of using flip-books for promoting a film, and I’m thinking about producing this one as a multiple. So far it’s only the prototype….
(Oh, and there are more flip-books on vimeo.com!)