Artist Boils Off And Eats Own Flesh: “But It Just Came Really Naturally.”
You know how modern art and its advocates tend to go on people’s nerves? Well, here’s why.
A Norwegian artist Alexander Selvik Wengshoel decided that his noetic aspirations will be best satisfied in empiric way. In other words, by doing whatever strikes his mind. And what struck was his hip-bone being cooked in a pot, lovingly garnished with some potato and washed down with a nice glass of pinot noir. Seriously. The whole recipe for this exotic meal is undisclosed. Thankfully!
We kid you not: Selvik actually consumed a bit of meat from his hip bone, just to see what it tastes like. “Wild sheep!” was his verdict. So, now you know. In case you ever wondered.
He was born with a deformity that caused him pain and other problems since he was a small child, so he underwent a surgical operation to replace one of his hips. He stated that after suffering for more than 20 years, he decided that time is nigh to do something about it. Being an artist, he displayed the removed hip at one of his shows in Tromso. But as soon the exhibition was closed, he, well…ate the exhibit.
“I made myself dinner while my girlfriend was at work, and I just resolved to have this really nice moment, with me and my hipbone.” A matter-of-fact statement if there ever was one. His girlfriend was unreachable to make her comment. Probably for the best.
He gave this public statement to The Local, whose journalist had to double check if he got his facts right. Selvik confirmed that he was being serious.
Ew. But, believe it or not, this is one of less distressing cases of artists ran amok with their cannibalistic tendencies. A certain Japanese artist served his wounded private parts to a group of willing cannibals who payed $250 for the occasion.
So, surgically removing the hip was not enough for Selvik, who had to eat it to make sure it’d never bother him again. Better safe than sorry, we suppose.