Pity Aliza

She’s Exercising Her “Rights”:

Art major Aliza Shvarts ’08 wants to make a statement.

Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself “as often as possible” while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.

The goal in creating the art exhibition, Shvarts said, was to spark conversation and debate on the relationship between art and the human body. But her project has already provoked more than just debate, inciting, for instance, outcry at a forum for fellow senior art majors held last week. And when told about Shvarts’ project, students on both ends of the abortion debate have expressed shock . saying the project does everything from violate moral code to trivialize abortion.

But Shvarts insists her concept was not designed for “shock value.”

“I hope it inspires some sort of discourse,” Shvarts said.

It has, Aliza.

And I hope it also inspires some sort of praying.

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2 Responses to Pity Aliza

  1. Thelma Bontrager says:

    …………..below depraved.

  2. Steve says:

    Really sad! I heard from my dad that she claims now this was a hoax. I wonder if the outcry hadn’t been there, would she have gone ahead with it. I think the end is near!

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