It's a performance piece featuring an artist eating and then vomiting up the Wall Street Journal.
Performance artist and provocateur William Pope.L is re-staging his 2000 “Eating The Wall Street Journal” performance at the New Museum's “The Last Newspaper.”
<p></p><br/> <p> <a href="http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0D1EFD3B540C718CDDAE0894D8404482"><em>The New York Times</em></a> describes the original performance:</p><blockquote> <p class="loose"> <span class="verdana">William Pope.L, 45, a performer and the curator of the series, is doing what his title says, "<span class="hit">Eating the Wall Street Journal.</span>" Seated on a toilet atop a 10-foot tower, Mr. Pope.L, naked except for a thick dusting of flour over his black skin, a jockstrap, a silk tie and a gold watch, munches on a stack of <em>Wall Street Journals</em>, aided by milk and ketchup. He then regurgitates the contents to dispel the heavy metals and bleaches in the paper.</span></p> <p class="loose"> <span class="verdana">"Our consumer society promises power and wealth simply by owning certain objects," Mr. Pope.L said, "which harks back to primitive magic and voodoo. I figured if I also eat it, just imagine how much power I can drain from this fetishized object!" </span></p>\n</blockquote><p> Yeah, what he said.</p><br/>
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