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Various motivations for lip sewing:

Various motivations for lip sewing:


  Religious/spiritual sacrifice/devotion primarily practiced

among ascetic holy men in India (Sadhus) and in this case the sutures are relatively permanent (i.e. if the sutures rot over time, they may be replaced). Confrontational Performance (i.e. see Artaud's essay on the subject or read Hakim Bey's Poetic Terrorism) For example, the lip sewing that Daemon did on Mikey in 1993 was a social commentary on the issue of censorship (specifically: the police raid and confiscation of art and subsequent charge of pornography of the artist) and how we are being silenced by the policies of our right-wing government. In a similar vein to motivation #2: A highlight in an artsy film. See Bruce Le Bruce's in Mark Hessling's film (also sutured by Daemon). Endorphin Rush. To have 15 minutes in the media spotlight (à la Andy Warhol). The sutures in motivations #2 - #5 tend to be temporary -- usually just long enough to create an effect and do not generally scar if performed properly.

If you can think of anything else, it's probably true.

Raven bodyart@urbanprimitive.com

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on: 01 Jan. 1997
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