Monday, July 30, 2007

Post Titled: Bio-functions in artistic projects (revisited)... eew.
Is it feminist or just icky? Todays post about a visual and performance artist Jae Rhim Lee in We Make Money Not Art:
"The artist undertook the task to grow food using her own urine, with her body acting as a filter to maximize nutrients for growing the cabbage. She first sent her urine to a floriculture lab, followed a customized vegan diet designed to transform her urine into the ideal nutrient solution for plants.She then used the resulting cabbage to cook kimchi and fed her colleagues and gallery visitors from the living unit."
brought to mind Toi Sennhauser's Oktoberfest "By adding a trace amount of my vaginal yeast to regular brewer’s yeast, my “Original Pussy Beer” pays homage to beer’s ancient creators from “the cradle of civilization.” Woman is literally reunited with the beer."

I'll just let readers sort through these complex issues themselves...

AHm, ok, onto other complex issues: from the BBC here is a story of Bible Action figures which will soon hit the shelves at Wal-MArt.

Their creator, David Socha, says "If you go in a toy aisle in any major retailer, you will see toys and dolls that promote and glorify evil, destruction, lying, cheating."
- a statement which contradicts the earlier mention in the article "brands like Transformers and Spiderman dominating marketing."
Hmm- as mentioned previously in this blog, Spider-Man has quite a bit to do with making the right choices, and of course "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" etc. Optimus Prime also, right? Stories like the ones found in Spider-Man and TRANSFORMERS and STAR WARSare essentially morality tales, contemporary fables- guess they just lack the proper god(s)...


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