Friday, June 01, 2007

Paintball Man

This is so great. For the last month, an Iraqi born artist, Wafaa Bilal, has been holed up in a room in a Chicago Art Gallery letting people shoot paint-ball pellets at him via the internet. Really. It lasts for two more days.

I heard a story about it on NPR (don't ask me why I was listening to NPR) this evening driving home from the casino and then googled him upon my arrival at chez Angus.

Bilal teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago. Here is another example of his work, but this extended performance piece is amazing.

Nicely done sir, kudos to you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I shot.

And contributed a 10 spot.

I admire what that guy got.