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Top 10 Most Intense Performance Art Pieces (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

First Posted: 12/23/11 02:00 PM ET   Updated: 12/23/11 02:00 PM ET

Performance art, an unconventional medium in itself, has taboos in its roots. Sex, violence and religion are pretty much a given. But when you have the holy trinity of performance art mixed in with cow carcasses, secret masturbation and a dying dog, well then things are getting interesting. These ten performance pieces will make you gag, make you squeam and hopefully make you think. Let the following visionary weirdos bring out the freak in you. But be warned, there are graphic images in here of every shape, size and color. Let the games begin.


Marina Abramovic's 'Rhythm 10' 1973
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For this piece Abramovic lined up 20 knives and 2 tape recorders. She then played an old Russian game in which you try to stab between your fingers, and every time she accidentally stabbed herself she would switch knives, while recording all of it. After she went through all of the knives she listened to the recording and attempted to mirror it completely and reenact the whole first recording. This Russian game isn't sounding like so much fun.
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