Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dying For Attention? Tell Artist Gregor Schneider

Good news! Now death can become an "art form".


The prizewinning artist Gregor Schneider, enfant terrible of the German cultural scene, is looking for a volunteer who is willing to die for his – that is, Mr Schneider’s – art.

He wants someone whose dying hours will be spent in an art gallery with the public admiring the way the light plays on the flesh of a person gasping for the last breath.

“The dying person would determine everything in advance, he would be the absolute centre of attention,” said Mr Schneider. “Everything will be done in consultation with the relatives, and the public will watch the death in an appropriately private atmosphere.”

Mr Schneider is apparently obsessed with death. I wonder what his "dying" wish is.

No comments: