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Abortion a medium for art, political discourse(You will never believe this one!) * WARNING *

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posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 06:18 PM
I could not agree more with your post.

But this is not about art, it is about the message she is trying to convey. And again, if people refuse to hear the message, she loses.

posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 06:21 PM
I called it. HOAX!!!!

New Haven, Conn. — April 17, 2008

Ms. Shvarts is engaged in performance art. Her art project includes visual representations, a press release and other narrative materials. She stated to three senior Yale University officials today, including two deans, that she did not impregnate herself and that she did not induce any miscarriages. 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.

She is an artist and has the right to express herself through performance art.

Had these acts been real, they would have violated basic ethical standards and raised serious mental and physical health concerns.

[edit on 17-4-2008 by Master_Wii]

posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 07:34 PM
Yeah, well, either you like Picasso or ya don't.


So, from now on, any intentional lie I tell is "performance art."

Maybe we can use that term as a euphemism for misleading the public. If the next administration brings Bush and Cheney up on war crimes, maybe they'll plead "performance art."


posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 09:44 AM

Originally posted by dk3000


off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift

For senior, abortion a medium for art, political discourse
Martine Powers
Staff Reporter
Published Thursday, April 17, 2008

Art major Aliza Shvarts '08 wants to make a statement.

Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.

The goal in creating the art exhibition, Shvarts said, was to spark conversation and debate on the relationship between art and the human body. But her project has already provoked more than just debate, inciting, for instance, outcry at a forum for fellow senior art majors held last week. And when told about Shvarts' project, students on both ends of the abortion debate have expressed shock . saying the project does everything from violate moral code to trivialize abortion.

But Shvarts insists her concept was not designed for "shock value."

"I hope it inspires some sort of discourse," Shvarts said. "Sure, some people will be upset with the message and will not agree with it, but it's not the intention of the piece to scandalize anyone."

The "fabricators," or donors, of the sperm were not paid for their services, but Shvarts required them to periodically take tests for sexually transmitted diseases. She said she was not concerned about any medical effects the forced miscarriages may have had on her body. The abortifacient drugs she took were legal and herbal, she said, and she did not feel the need to consult a doctor about her repeated miscarriages.

This is gross- but perhaps this contribution will keep the mods happy and the members from running and complaining about my attached videos in witty response to what can only be described as a disgusting and distasteful cretinous appeal for reprehensible lust for turning murder into art.

I found this entire article and story to be horribly offensive and odious, while keeping an open-mind as I usually do- I have a definitive opinion on the content and people who approve this kind of heinous propaganda.

And I am not sorry for what I posted previously in the slightest and if it offended anyone- well that's just too darn bad. This is not about maturity- its a bout a sickness that is so pervasive that its rots away they very foundation of artistic expression.

Here is a news article saying it is all a hoax and CGI:

I highly recommend to anyone following this story to read the comments section as it seems NO ONE supports her insane vision of art...Perhaps some of the members on here who wish to engage in this sort of thing should contact this woman directly.

[edit on 18-4-2008 by dk3000]

[edit on 18-4-2008 by dk3000]

posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 09:49 AM
reply to post by TheRedneck

There are much bigger things to worry about your tax dollars going to. For instance, the pillaging of Iraq and the employment of mercenary forces who are immune to any law.

posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 08:24 PM
Infanticide is not artwork. That's a work of evil. It seems like that lady is planning to kill her own child to impress her peers, unless she was lying about it before & after this story became well-known to the public.

[edit on 18-4-2008 by ChadAndrewATS]

posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 07:20 PM
reply to post by ChadAndrewATS

Thank God this was a hoax. She is The Dumb B*)& of the Week. We just dont need any copycats. I'm sure someone somewhere is thinking of something even more abominable.

posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 07:23 PM
Art? I'm pro-choice, but this is ridiculous, and completly immoral, killing potential human beings for art? disgusting. what is she thinking?

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