MARC QUINN— Self 2006 made using 4.5 litres of his own blood, which was slowly extracted from his body over a period of five months and frozen in a cast of his face. Quinn has been making these roughly every five years since 1991
FREDERIC FONTENOY— Alkama (blood & milk) 2003 | 2 images in Fontenoy’s words: “Alkama is an experiment, related to alchemy… The vital fluids, red and white, male and female, female or male, mingle—the experiment is whether they will interpenetrate or reject.” these photographs capture the moments when the two body substances first come together
JORDAN EAGLES— BAR 1-9 2009 + LIFE FORCE 2008 layers of Blood preserved on plexiglass, UV resin, the process of layering blood and resin in this manner (at times up to 3 inches thick) allows for the creation of depth, luminosity and texture.
ANDRES SERRANO— blood and semen V 1990 + bloodstream The most famous and notorious of Serrano’s work plays on the relationship between beautiful imagery and vulgar often bodily materials and substances, his subject matter often draws from the potentially controversial and is intentionally provocative.
*for ISSUES & IMAGES: flesh + blood lecture a selection of male artists using blood as a medium in the production of art
Not sure what I think of this. kinda cool in a creepy way. Makes me ask about the importance of knowing what something is made of, process over product?
A woman, identified as Cub Scout troop leader Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, confronts one of two suspects who moments before viciously beheaded a British soldier on a street in London in what government officials called a “terror-related” incident. The attackers had claimed responsibility for the murder, saying on camera “The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye a tooth for tooth.” Loyau-Kennett, who wasn’t hurt, is also captured on video telling one of the men “Right now it is only you versus many people. You are going to lose. What would you like to do?” Both suspects were later killed shot and wounded by police. (Photo: @sibiillamlaw / Twitter via The New York Daily News)
God damn it.
A tough woman handling a dangerous situation with grace.