Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Colombian Performance Artist Dies Freakishly in Front of His Art Patrons

John Jairo Villamil asphyxiated while in the middle of a performance art piece about his perception of Bogotá and its surroundings. Villamil, 25, tied a garbage bag around his head, removed his shoes, and put his feet in a bucket of water, while holding in his left hand a chain with bills, and on his right a leaf from a plant.

“[…] It was an academic exercise in which the student tried to create a representation using his own body, activity that he chose on his own, and regretfully ended in a tragedy” Bogota’s Universidad del Bosque official Luis Arturo Rodríguez said. - Hispanically Speaking

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