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   Undertoad  Thursday May 12 01:12 PM

5/12/2005: More naked art: Tunick in Brussels



Photographer Spencer Tunick is still at it - this time in the town of Bruegge. He got 2000 naked people out to the streets, but since it was cold and rainy they decided to take over a local theatre instead.

Google-translated German article from Yahoo

"The 28-jaehrige Charlotte Logghe explained, it had prevailed a good zusammengehoerigkeitsgefuehl, but it was extremely cold unfortunately."

I do enjoy a good zusammengehoerigkeitsgefuehl.



mrnoodle  Thursday May 12 01:14 PM

(pulls fire alarm and sits back with a box of junior mints)



jaguar  Thursday May 12 01:16 PM

He doesn't seem to have realized his 15 minutes are up.



LabRat  Thursday May 12 01:18 PM

The various shapes and sizes of people just amaze me...



Happy Monkey  Thursday May 12 01:18 PM

Somebody keeps giving him extra minutes in the form of money. Or is he independently wealthy?



dar512  Thursday May 12 01:44 PM

I'd be more impressed if they were performing the Das Rheingold naked.



glatt  Thursday May 12 01:55 PM

'cause when the men hit the high notes, you can really see it in those testicles.



wolf  Thursday May 12 02:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
I do enjoy a good zusammengehoerigkeitsgefuehl.
together belongingness feeling.

I think he probably decided to do this because those Chinese guys were stealing his schtick, and he needed to remind people he was doing it lots better.


capnhowdy  Thursday May 12 06:14 PM

Obviously the people who are seated are less endowed.............



SmurfAbuser  Thursday May 12 06:27 PM

I hope they all showered first.



Clodfobble  Thursday May 12 06:27 PM

Or so much MORE endowed that the people in front of them would have to move...



Elspode  Thursday May 12 07:21 PM

There was an HBO (Showtime, some cable movie channel or other) piece about Tunick. It was actually very good.

I rather like what he is doing. It is a sociologically complex undertaking for starters, and the juxtaposition of the myriad of human body types against constructed things/natural settings evokes a similarly complex set of internal reactions for me.

I think what I appreciate most about Tunick's work is that it really drives home the point that there is absolutely nothing sexual, prurient or nasty about human nudity.



Troubleshooter  Thursday May 12 07:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
I think what I appreciate most about Tunick's work is that it really drives home the point that there is absolutely nothing sexual, prurient or nasty about human nudity.
I'm going to have to disagree with you on the sexual part. And from an -ogical perspective to boot.

Humans don't have an overt period of estrus to count on to aid in reproduction. We've evolved (boo, hiss...) into having a constant low level state of receptiveness instead. The human body's cues for who the best mate would be are keyed to several fractors: for attractiveness in females it's roughly hips, breasts, and symmetry and for men it's roughly physical prowess (size, apparent strength) and symmetry. These are only rough approximations, I'm working from memory here. After that, our neocortex is what helps us carry the rest to extremes or to learn to base it on other factors such as the unisex pecuniary prowess.

So there you go, boobs rule.


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday May 12 07:49 PM

Gosh TS, I love it when you talk dirty.



Troubleshooter  Thursday May 12 07:55 PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm just a veritable fountain of effervescent effluvia.



richlevy  Thursday May 12 08:00 PM

Let's put the theory to the test. This Tunick image is all of women. Note that it is in a train station, for all of you Freud fans.

I do find all of the different skin tones interesting, especially the one pale woman in the bottom middle.

I wonder if Europe is this diverse?



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday May 12 08:05 PM

I notice they are a lot closer (much touching) than the mixed crowd.



richlevy  Thursday May 12 09:43 PM

If you just added a large pizza and a pitcher of beer, it would pretty much match up with a dream I once had.



LCanal  Friday May 13 05:41 AM

Menage a deux cent? Eh?

The first time you can't get it up for the second time is not as bad as the second time you can't get it up the first time.



Elspode  Friday May 13 02:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Troubleshooter
I'm going to have to disagree with you on the sexual part. And from an -ogical perspective to boot. <snip> So there you go, boobs rule.
Quite correct...I should have said "inappropriately sexual".

I'm one of those people who is always amazed that I live in a society where violence is more readily accepted than sex.


xoxoxoBruce  Friday May 13 11:41 PM

Quote:
I'm one of those people who is always amazed that I live in a society where violence is more readily accepted than sex.
That's because it's more common. For sex you need a willing partner whereas violence you can do by yourself. So you don't see the former in public nearly as much as the latter, which gives it more shock value.
Oh, and masturbation and rape aren't sex. masturbation is maintenance and rape is violence.


tweek  Monday May 16 08:36 AM

Is anyone else completely bored by Spencer Tunick? We get it already... lotsa naked people. Every time I see a Tunick IOTD I just skip it.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday May 16 08:49 PM

But it's different naked people. Horse race, dog show, flower show, etc, etc, would be the same way.



mrnoodle  Tuesday May 17 12:04 PM

beg to differ. i don't want to see a horse race with 2 racehorses, a foundered mule and three chickens.

for that matter, I don't want to see a dog show where they're all shaved and propped up so you can see their genitalia. At least, not since completing my court-ordered therapy.



Bitman  Wednesday May 18 05:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by tweek
Every time I see a Tunick IOTD I just skip it.
Hmm, methinks you're lying ..


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday May 18 05:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrnoodle
beg to differ. i don't want to see a horse race with 2 racehorses, a foundered mule and three chickens.

for that matter, I don't want to see a dog show where they're all shaved and propped up so you can see their genitalia. At least, not since completing my court-ordered therapy.
What in hell are you talking about? Do you have a special password that lets you see a different image?


hampor  Wednesday May 18 05:49 PM

a skintone palatte

Quote:
Originally Posted by richlevy
...
I do find all of the different skin tones interesting, especially the one pale woman in the bottom middle.

I wonder if Europe is this diverse?
In the on-line volunteer form, there is actually a check box to indicate your skin tone.

http://www.spencertunick.com/signup.php

Show of hands - Who here would do it?


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday May 18 05:58 PM

Nobody basks in my glow for free.



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