July 21, 2011

Bring Me My Gun. No. The Bigger One.

David Thompson, a discerning connoisseur of the crapulous in the world today brings us this assault on the senses and soul in Meanwhile, in the Arts...

"Here’s Austrian artist and choreographer Doris Uhlich, whose “vigorous and critical” hour-long performance More Than Enough “takes ironic revenge on the standardisation of the body.” It’s a “bodily and textual discussion of flesh and opulence,” in which Uhlich “asks herself and her audience how the body can become a trademark and what this means.” This radical feat is achieved by reciting Baudelaire, throwing talcum powder around and making several phone calls: 'I’m calling you because I’m fat...' Brace yourselves for the finale."
Brace yourself indeed. As one of his astute commenters remarks, "Worst. Nudity. Ever."

You have been warned, but when has that ever stopped you?

Posted by Vanderleun at July 21, 2011 10:35 AM
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It's curiosity that will lead me to hell. I'll have to go just to see if it's all that bad. God have mercy.

Posted by: twolaneflash at July 21, 2011 11:43 AM

If only being able to watch 4 seconds of that means that I am a weak and a soft man, then I am happy to be so.

Of course, any man who isn't soft watching that, needs to be done away with.

Posted by: Andy at July 21, 2011 11:54 AM

Jeez, that was stupid. She doesn't even know it's supposed to be flour.

Posted by: Teresa at July 21, 2011 12:14 PM

it ain't over until the fat lady pours on the Gold Bond.

Posted by: Fausta at July 21, 2011 12:23 PM

I thought glitter was the "in" stuff for political/artistic (same thing nowadays) throwing purposes.

Posted by: PA Cat at July 21, 2011 12:33 PM

This is one of those times where forcing a woman to wear the burqa isn't such a bad idea.

Posted by: Jewel at July 21, 2011 12:37 PM

Yeah, Moe Lane had it too. The word 'vapid' comes to mind. Also 'vacant', as in it demonstrates that vacancy that is at the center of the choreographer and the dancers. They fall back on this because they truly do not have the talent and skill to produce anything else, and it shows - oh, boy, how it shows.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at July 21, 2011 12:41 PM

God help me. I should rot in hell for watching all three videos. I guess that makes me a hard woman with balls to endure that pile of crap.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at July 21, 2011 12:56 PM

At least she smell better than she looks. That's often not the case with Europeans.

Posted by: RedCarolina at July 21, 2011 1:00 PM

She's hot in the same way German standup comedy is funny...

Posted by: m00se at July 21, 2011 1:39 PM

And she didn't sneeze.

Posted by: Fat Man at July 21, 2011 2:02 PM

I don't get it? But, I only teach art to little kids.

Posted by: Leslie at July 21, 2011 2:04 PM

Well, if you teach the kind of art that Uglich is demonstrating, there be laws agin it, woman.

Posted by: Jewel at July 21, 2011 4:24 PM

Somewhere, John McClane is laughing.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at July 21, 2011 4:46 PM

I have long since learned never to argue with an unclad woman, but geez, if I wanted to see talcum powder put to no good use, I'd go watch LeBron James.

Posted by: CGHill at July 21, 2011 5:46 PM

Howcum they ended the cooking video before they threw her in the pan and fried her up?

Posted by: indy jones at July 21, 2011 6:07 PM


Posted by: pdwalker at July 21, 2011 7:52 PM

I don't know which disturbs me more -- that Thompson knew where to find that vid, or that he knew it existed in the first place,,,

Posted by: BillT at July 21, 2011 11:05 PM

Nah, the most disturbing thing is the violation of Vivaldi. Must be five seasons, and she was demonstrating the silly season.

Posted by: Jewel at July 22, 2011 2:23 AM

Permit me to be a bit of a contrarian, but I would suggest the most effective response to this piece of "art" would be for us all to email Doris with congratulations for creating the most profound masturbatory fantasy video of all time. It would be the exact opposite of the truth, but I suspect the effect that would result would be similar to the end of all those scifi movies about supercomputers taking over the world, where the machine descends into a smoking ruin after being given a question that leads it into an endless paradoxical loop. I suspect the notion that her lovingly crafted statement of the evils of patriarchic oppression had become just another tool of that oppression might be enough to make her head explode. Now that would be a video worth watching.

Posted by: djaces at July 22, 2011 2:54 PM