Thursday, April 17, 2008

Beyond Deplorable (maybe down right evil)

A Yale student who claims she artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" and then took drugs to induce miscarriages for her senior art project says she will showcase the stomach-turning display next week — complete with her own blood samples and videos from the terminated possible pregnancies.

Another hack artist, who probably doesn't have the skill to do a coloring book is relying on the shock art scam in the most hideous way yet.

What is next for the depraved art world? How about murdering an adult for arts sake? "Oh my, she captured the blood splatter so well on that canvas, look at how the brain matter jumps out at you."

How about a nice landscape or a portrait of a living person?

Yale Art Student Claims She Used Blood Samples, Video of Self-Induced Abortions for Senior Project

Update .. It appears that the particulars of the story are a fabrication.

Yale University officials issued a strongly worded statement Thursday night explaining that a student's shocking claim that she had artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" and then took drugs to induce miscarriages for her senior art project was "creative fiction."

The student, Aliza Shvarts, told three senior Yale University officials, including two deans, that she did not do the things she claimed in her art project, according to the statement.

"The entire project is an art piece, a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman’s body," said Helaine S. Klasky, associate dean and vice president for public affairs in a statement sent to "Ms. Shvarts is engaged in performance art. Her art project includes visual representations, a press release and other narrative materials."

"She is an artist and has the right to express herself through performance art," Klasky wrote.

The Yale Daily News broke the story earlier in the day. Before the university had announced that Shvarts didn't actually perform the acts, news of the project sparked widespread disgust and outrage.


Anonymous said...

The story is evidently a hoax.

The Midland Agrarian said...

Whether this young woman actually did this, or purposely lied is irrelevant. In both cases,It seems we are seeing the same phenomena-the attempted deconstruction of reality by postmodernity. "Creative Fiction" and art were once used to tell timeless truths. Now arts are reduced to the use of shock as a way to gain power by the supposed opressed.

CS Lewis and GK Cheterton warned us this would happen.

Lord have Mercy on us all