I don’t know what this ‘artist’[Clayton Pettet] is thinking about, but losing your virginity in the name of ‘art’, it’s not right. Sexual intimacy is something sacred, special and personal, it’s not to be shared or be exploited for any kind of purpose. I am not against the porn industry but please don’t define this as Performance Art.
Respect your body and your self [and your partner].
All this crap about virginity and how society glorifies this word and how you are doing this to diminish this stereotype, you are doing quite the opposite.
Please, DON’T DO IT.
ps. Did St Martin’s agreed to this student’s decision? (‘cos as far as I know it’s a school project)
I’ve been seeing articles everywhere on the internet but I haven’t seen anyone disagreeing or considering this as something bad.
“What words remain to the body made at once abject by history and abstract by textuality? How then can we speak? What is or might be the purview of the writing/performing subject? How might writing break up the regressive reiterations of “textuality”? How might performative writing not only speak the surrounding darkness but hail loss and lost pleasure in the place of rank commodification?”—Della Pollock, Performing Writing (via kontynuujjj)
Having started life with an open artistic identity, as an interdisciplinary context hosting different practices, OHO set about forming a genuine artistic collective, working on the confines between conceptual art, performance and process art. An anti-art stance soon began to predominate, and between 1970 and 1971 OHO evolved into a kind of commune, in an attempt to take the fusion of art and life to extremes. The OHO story is emblematic of a very particular phase in Slovenian art, in which protests against the art market and the work of art as object, and the anarchist, libertarian stance of the international neo-avantgarde movements, were expressed in a particularly extreme way.