THE SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE has an interesting feature story about the American artist Spencer Tunick, the guy who "cajoles ordinary folk around the world to get their kit off," according to Katie Glass. The glossy feature shows nude participants, some in rainbow colours, next to photos of themselves fully clothed. Words from "ordinary people" like "joyful," "liberating" and "free" appear in the story. After hearing several Irish friends talk about participating in this art-making venture, I think Tunick's work takes performance art to a new level. I've made a short video that includes the Sunday Times story along with several other items appearing in the Sunday Business Post, Irish Times and Nationalist newspapers. As paywalls start closing down free access to these news sources, home editors like myself may discover a new audience. However, nothing replaces the power and reach of national mainstream journalists.
Watch this on YouTube.
Last Week: "Sunday Times from my back garden", 22 August 2010.