The Yale Abortion Artist: Well Now We Feel Stupid.
Grrr. So. That Yale art student and her abortion project? Totally BS. Kudos to gillybeans for smelling a stinker. Yale issued a statement today saying that Aliza Shvarts’ story was a fake, but still a part of her real art project. Um, making us feel stupid? Sort of. The statement read: “The entire project is an art piece, a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman’s body.” For the record, I still don’t think this is art. [Yale.edu]
UPDATE: [And I swear this is the last thing I am going to write about this annoying little twit, but I feel compelled to update you all since the subject inspired so much discussion.] Now Shvarts is disputing Yale’s claim that her project was a work of fiction, saying Shvarts that she repeatedly “used a needleless syringe to insert semen into herself, and at the end of her menstrual cycle, she took abortifacient herbs to induce bleeding.” But she doesn’t know whether or not she actually was ever pregnant. “No one can say with 100-percent certainty that anything in the piece did or did not happen,” Shvarts said, “because the nature of the piece is that it did not consist of certainties.” YAWN. I’m bored. [Yale Daily News]