Saturday, August 19, 2006

Naked performance with dead pig branded "sick"�|�Entertainment�|�Entertainment News�|�Reuters.com

Naked performance with dead pig branded "sick"�|�Entertainment�|�Entertainment News�|�Reuters.com:

"LONDON (Reuters) - Animal rights activists have described as 'sick' a live art performance involving a naked woman cradling a dead pig for four hours.

Kira O'Reilly's show, called 'Inthewrongplaceness' will be performed at the Newlyn Art Gallery in Penzance, southwest England, later on Friday.

James Green, the gallery's director, defended the show, saying that the audience would be controlled, with one person at a time watching the performance for up to 10 minutes each.

'In terms of the gallery's view, we feel very strongly that we should provide audiences in the region with opportunities to see the kind of works that they have to go to London to experience,' he told Reuters

He added that the gallery 'had not received a single direct complaint' about the planned show, one of several live performances making up the Tract live art program.

But a spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called the performance 'sick'."

I think this is art.

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