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Artist Injected Herself With Horse Blood To Feel More Like A Horse

Two French performance artists, Marion Laval-Jeantet and Benoît Mangin, put together a piece called "Que le cheval vive en moi" (May the horse live in me). The two have "been exploring trans-species relationships and the questioning of scientific methods and tools for 20 years now." Because why not? Awesome. Photos, video, and more info inside.

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To perform this piece successfully Marion Laval-Jeantet had to slowly build up her tolerance to foreign animal bodies so that she not go into anaphylactic shock when the transfusion occurred. The duo describes the piece thusly:

As a radical experiment whose long-term effects cannot be calculated, Que le cheval vive en moi questions the anthropocentric attitude inherent to our technological understanding. Instead of trying to attain "homeostasis," a state of physiological balance, with this performance, the artists sought to initiate a process of "synthetic transi-stasis," in which the only constant is continual transformation and adaptation. The performance represents a continuation of the centaur myth, that human-horse hybrid which, as "animal in human," symbolizes the antithesis of the rider, who as human dominates the animal.

Here's A Video Documenting The Performance

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And Here Are Some Photos From The Piece

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