MesuRAGE du Vatican Roma, 1974
Materials: ink, paper
Collection: Courtesy ORLAN.
For her first MeasuRAGE - an improvised, wildcat affair - ORLAN did not yet wear the dress-like smock that she later donned over her clothing, nor did she make white marks on the ground. The event was halted by security guards, forcing ORLAN to find a dodge to avoid further hassles with the Vatican. So she pretended to be fulfilling a vow by crawling on her knees, thus reassuring the security forces and temporarily interrupting the action, which over the next decade would be repeated in various forms.
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ORLAN - MesuRAGEs
05 October 2012 - 20 January 2013.
I gave my body to art. ORLAN is well known as the first artist to use her own body as a medium with which to make art. In 1980 there was the