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Saint Orlan: Ritual as Violent Spectacle and Cultural Criticism

Artist/Author: Orlan, Alyda Faber | Reference: A0386 | ISBN: 0-262-75805-9 | Type: Article

The French performance artist’s practice of self-directed violence creates a spectacle that violates the viewer and establishes Orlan’s body as “a site of public debate.” Her work radically exposes the violence of patriarchically established “beauty standards.”