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Friday, March 17, 2006

The Garden of Eden Revisited

Venezuelans to Gather and Pose in the NudeMar 17 9:44 AM US/Eastern
CARACAS, Venezuela
American artist Spencer Tunick has photographed and filmed masses of people in the nude in dozens of public places from Finland to Australia, and now he is looking for at least 2,000 volunteers in Venezuela.
Organizers said Tunick had chosen a street in Caracas for his human art installation, and was asking volunteers to show up and strip on Sunday morning.

"I chose a location to me that was beauty and chaos combined _ organized chaos," Tunick said Thursday. "I'd probably be arrested for doing this and charged with a crime in half of the United States, so I'm honored to be here in Caracas and not be arrested."
The New York artist has been documenting assemblages of naked people in public places since 1992, and has been arrested multiple times in the United States while doing so.
"It's a wonderful thing for a city and a country to give some honor to the body as an art object," Tunick said. "For me, it's all about the body as a substance, as an organic substance."
Tunick said it often was hard to predict exactly how many people would show up. He recalled that when he traveled to Chile, he only expected about 800 people to participate, but over 4,000 showed up.
As for Caracas, he said, "Hopefully, I'll get over 2,000 (participants). I really need 2,000 people to make this sculpture happen."

Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Well, I didn't want to have to be the one to comment on the SSC's naked post, but it seems he is attracting international visitors, one just now from Venezuela.

(Go ahead, Venezuelan, strip on down. We'll be looking for you. There'll be worse bodies than yours out there. Maybe.)

6:34 PM, March 18, 2006  
Blogger ssc said...

Naked is as Naked does.

2:40 PM, March 19, 2006  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

And who, I ask, is willing to say, "The Venezuelan has no clothes?"

3:14 PM, March 19, 2006  

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