YOU WILL NEVER BE A CENTAUR!: Woman Injects Herself With Horse Blood For 'Art'

August 16, 2011


Seen here daydreaming about going out like Catherine the Great (jk jk, she didn't really die that way), French "artist" Marion Laval-Jeantet has been injecting herself with horse blood as part of a performance/WTF art piece entitled 'May The Horse Live In Me'. Why? I don't know, but rest assured not a good reason.

She could not inject the plasma initially but had to build up a tolerance by injecting horse immunoglobulins and glycoproteins over several months. In February of this year, she was ready for plasma that contained the entire range of foreign immunoglobulins. What happened was interesting in that her body did not reject them, but entered her blood stream and bonded with her own proteins. The results are stunning.

"the artist, during and in the weeks after the performance, experienced not only alterations in her physiological rhythm but also of her consciousness. "I had the feeling of being extra-human," explained the artist. "I was not in my usual body. I was hyper-powerful, hyper-sensitive, hyper-nervous and very diffident. The emotionalism of an herbivore. I could not sleep. I probably felt a bit like a horse.'"

WHAT. THE. F****. "Probably felt a bit like a horse"?? Yeah well I feel a bit like a horse whenever I bite an apple as big as I can and I don't have to inject myself with greengoblins or whatever. Do I, Mr. Ed? "Wiiiiiiilllllllllllbur." Dammit you know that's not my name.

Hit the jump for a couple pictures and a video of the 'if art wasn't dead, you forreal killed it'.

Woman injects herself with horse blood, wears hooves [wired]
Woman Injecting Horse Blood, Feels Strong [weirdthings]

Thanks to becca and Mike, who don't inject themselves with anything but dragon blood because they're not crazy lunatics.

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