Artsickness

Posted: April 11, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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Millie Brown is a performance artist. Her mode of performance, however, might make you sick to your stomach. Her medium is milk, though at first glance, you might think it’s paint. When she’s ready to create a new piece, she adds edible dyes to milk, making “paint” of varied colors. She drinks one of the colorful concoctions. Then she sticks a couple of fingers down her throat.

In relation to Millie Brown, Jackson Pollock was a traditionalist. While he merely splattered and dripped paint onto canvas with brushes and his hands, Brown’s art is a bit more involved. Her art truly originates from within. In the beginning, she would vomit on shirts and sell them. Now she has evolved to canvas-puking.

She is truly an inspiration. I mean, how many of us have a skill so advanced that it allows us to show off our bulimic tendencies to the world AND get paid for it? Brown has discovered a new low in the world of modern art, and the only thing sicker than her art is the fact that there exists an audience willing to pay for puke on canvas.

This video is actually one of the less disturbing of Brown’s performances; watch if you can stomach it.

-Maisha Shahid

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Comments
  1. Alicia says:

    Haha I was going to do a post on her a week ago! I almost threw up though from one of her videos. Interesting art form but i’d like to see what her insides look like.

  2. Maisha says:

    Oh, I definitely felt the same way. Yeah all that art can’t be good for her!

  3. littlekarin says:

    By the way… Jackson Pollock didn’t “merely splatter paint” onto his canvases, he actually incorporated a part of himself, like Millie Brown, into his art. Except, he would incorporate his urine rather than vomit. Therefore, Pollock actually incorporated bodily liquids before Brown did.

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