Here’s something you might hate me for, excepting those who think that Stan Brakhage’s The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes was easy viewing. Actually, I was more grossed out by this one than Brakhage’s (which is about a half hour of footage of autopsies being performed in Pittsburgh).

Delvoye’s video (he’s the creator of several extraordinary works that have to do with bodies and its obscene, i.e. “offstage,” processes, such as the Cloaca, a machine that digests food and produces artificial poopy, which he then packages and sells to collectors), is really quite beautiful. It’s like a nature documentary (Microcosmos, for instance, which I highly recommend) but about skin — if it had a Morgan Friedman narration, it would be in all the theaters.

A better version can be downloaded at