Man Eats His Own Hip in the Nauseating Performance Art of the Week
Remember when artists used to actually make real art, like beautiful paintings or amazing carved sculptures? Now, though, it seems that most “artists” are attention-starved losers with a preschooler’s sense of humor. Case in point: so-called “artist” Alexander Selvik Wengshoel cooked and ate his own hip for an “art project”.
Norwegian artist Alexander Selvik Wengshoel reportedly cooked and consumed his own hip as part of a long-term art project.
He told Norwegian outlet The Local that his meat tasted “like wild sheep” – which may be the Norwegian equivalent of “tastes like chicken” – and went well with potato gratin and a glass of wine.
… He was born with a hip deformity, and at 21 underwent a hip replacement operation – which he filmed as part of the art project – and convinced doctors to let him keep his old hip after the operation.
“I just wanted to use (the hip) in my art,” Wengshoel said. ”I didn’t know at that time that I would boil it and eat it, but it just came really naturally.”
… “I had to boil off the meat to get to the bone,” Wengshoel said, “and when I started scraping off the meat, I took off a little piece and I thought, ‘why not do it. It’s not every day I will have a piece of human flesh which is mine and which it is possible to eat’, so I had a little taste, and then I thought, ‘that’s really nice.’”
It says a lot about this man’s mental faculties that he would engage in cannibalism, because it comes so naturally and all, and talk about how nice it was — but it says even more about our perception of art today when this man’s hip bone is now residing in an art museum. It seems that art today is finding the most grotesque way to gross people out, with “artists” going for disgusting displays using urine, menstrual blood, cannibalism, and even abortions, all being applauded by the liberal establishment as innovating and progressive.
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