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September 02, 2005



Skin Problems

"...Tomorrow night, artist Mary Coble will subject herself to a marathon tattoo session that could make a career Marine wince. Beginning at 6 p.m. and likely continuing until dawn the next day, a tattoo artist will etch 400 names into the artist's back, legs and arms. And we're all invited to watch. The 26-year-old Washingtonian's show at Conner Contemporary Art is a rare opportunity to see performance art locally -- not to mention the chance to witness an artist literally spill blood for her cause and craft. It's open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m., and viewable for its duration via a live Webcast." From An Artist Pricks Her Skin and Our Conscience Over Hate Crimes, by Jessica Dawson, Special to The Washington Post, Thursday, September 1, 2005; Page C01. [via Rhizome]

Posted by jo at September 2, 2005 03:25 PM