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    Lice Art

    Seven young artists from Berlin are trying to stretch the boundaries of art by living in an Israeli museum for three weeks with lice in their hair.

    Art is no longer just a painting on the wall," Milana Gitzin-Adiram, chief curator of the Museum of Bat Yam near Tel Aviv, told Reuters. "Art is life, life is art."

    In Bat Yam, Gitzin-Adiram said she spent weeks exploring the gallery's theme of "hosting", turning to philosophers such as Jacques Derrida and even the Bible for inspiration. She received proposals from around the world but was won over by the lice.

    "The idea is that we live in the museum as their guests, and at the same time we are hosting lice on our heads," said artist Vincent Grunwald, 23, wearing a plastic shower cap to prevent the lice from spreading.

    The group acknowledged that living with lice was uncomfortable, but said it was worth it for the sake of art.

    They insist it is not a gimmick.

    "We are serious," said artist Akim One Machine-Tu Nyuyen. "The lice are part of the art."

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    Re: Lice Art

    Why stop there. If they were real artists they would fly in fleas from camels to infest in their armpits and midsection.



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    Re: Lice Art

    This isn't the strangest "work of art" that I've heard of... but this is up there...


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    Re: Lice Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    This isn't the strangest "work of art" that I've heard of... but this is up there...
    The strangest work of art would be that girl that had those abortions for an art project



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    Re: Lice Art

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    The strangest work of art would be that girl that had those abortions for an art project

    You read my mind. That one made the skinned, dead bodies seem pretty decent by comparrison


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    Re: Lice Art

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    The strangest work of art would be that girl that had those abortions for an art project
    That story was a hoax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    That is STILL disturbing but atleast it wasn't real


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    Re: Lice Art

    How is lice in the hair of Euro artists "art?" I just thought it was a basic job requirement.

    Don't ask me how I know....


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    Re: Lice Art

    Phaedrus, don't think you're going to get away with having the whole front page to yourself this morning!


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