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From 1990 until 2000, the French performance artist worked on The Reincarnation of Saint Orlan, which consists of 10 videotaped plastic surgeries of her face. and the procedures weren’t for the usual reason:  “I am against the ideas of normal beauty,” the artist says. She had her chin done to resemble Botticelli’s Venus; her lips to resemble Moreau’s Europa, her eyes to look like Gerome’s Pysche, and had silicon implanted above her temples so she could have the forehead of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa (sort of-it looks more like small horns). During the highly choreographed surgeries, Orlan, the surgeons, the staff, and camera crew all dress in long robes. The artist, who takes only a local anesthetic so that she can remain conscious, reads poetry and philosophy during the operations. She completed the work by having doctors in Japan give her “the largest nose that a face is capable of supporting”. Her videos and photographs-plus blood and fat from the operations-have been exhibited at major art galleries worldwide. “My body,” she says, “is a place of public debate where crucial questions for our times can be asked.”

cvltvs:

From 1990 until 2000, the French performance artist worked on The Reincarnation of Saint Orlan, which consists of 10 videotaped plastic surgeries of her face. and the procedures weren’t for the usual reason:  “I am against the ideas of normal beauty,” the artist says. She had her chin done to resemble Botticelli’s Venus; her lips to resemble Moreau’s Europa, her eyes to look like Gerome’s Pysche, and had silicon implanted above her temples so she could have the forehead of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa (sort of-it looks more like small horns). During the highly choreographed surgeries, Orlan, the surgeons, the staff, and camera crew all dress in long robes. The artist, who takes only a local anesthetic so that she can remain conscious, reads poetry and philosophy during the operations. She completed the work by having doctors in Japan give her “the largest nose that a face is capable of supporting”. Her videos and photographs-plus blood and fat from the operations-have been exhibited at major art galleries worldwide. “My body,” she says, “is a place of public debate where crucial questions for our times can be asked.”

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2manytuesdays:

I want new friends and texting buddies and late night adventures and spontaneous road trips and plane tickets to your city and food i’ve never tried and friendship that feels genuine and pictures to prove it was all real.

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"Don’t be slutty, don’t have sex. But be sexy. If you’re too sexy though and you get raped, then that’s your own fault because you’re not actually supposed to listen to us about being sexy, even though we tell you your value is derived from how sexy you are. If you get into a position of power, we will assume that you used your sex appeal to get there and not your brains and we will mock you even though we told you the only thing that mattered was your sex appeal. Make yourself accessible to me, but holy shit stop being so desperate and needy. Don’t be a tease. If we want to have sex with you, don’t friendzone us, even though we just fucking told you not to have sex."
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patriarchy proverb (via over-done)

haha this one is pretty good

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lmao patriarchy sexism