Performing the Body











Yayoi Kusama, Anatomic Explosion Wall Street, 1968.











Meat Joy

Carolee Schneeman, Meat Joy, 1964.












Carolee Schneemann, Meat Joy, 1964.











Barbara T. Smith, Ritual Meal, 1969.











Gunter Brus, Self-Mutilation, 1965.












Rebecca Horn, Performance II, 1973.











Carolee Schneemann, Up to and Including Her Own Limits, 1973.

































Chris Burden, Five Day Locker Piece, 1971. UC Irvine.











Chris Burden, Shoot, 1971.











After Shoot
After Shoot












Chris Burden, Through the Night Softly, 1973.












Seed Bed

Vito Acconci, Seed Bed (8 hour durations, three times a week), 1972.











Tulsa cover

"i was born in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1943. when i was sixteen i started shooting amphetamine. i shot with my friends everyday for three years and then left town but I've gone back through the years. once the needle goes in it never comes out." - Larry Clark
Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.












Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.











Larry Clark. Tulsa. 1971.











Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.











Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.











Accidental Gunshot Wound

Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.











Pregnant Woman Shooting Up

Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.











Baby in Coffin

Larry Clark, Tulsa, 1971.


“Yeah, you’re right. It’s like, I call myself a moralist and my friends fall down laughing. But it’s true! Look at the work—everyone always comments on the photo in Tulsa of a pregnant girl shooting up, like it’s exploitative. Look at the next photo! It’s a funeral. Of a dead baby. I’m always trying to get at the consequences of actions. And if it’s titillating? Well, sometimes I’m dealing with good-looking people having sex, sure, but that’s not the point. The point is the consequences.” - Larry Clark












Larry Clark, Assorted scenes from Kids, 1996.


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