September 14, 2004

Toenail clippings to become art

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/3654356.stm

I wonder if the clippings will be accidentally hoovered up by an over zealous cleaner.

A collage of toenail clippings is going on display at Gateshead's Baltic contemporary arts centre. Uruguayan artist Carlos Capelan's clippings feature in Only You, which "playfully explores issues of self, ego and identity", the centre said.

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  1. Nasty. My mother would say, "If you only knew how many microscopic bugs live on your finger nails…..." etc. etc. :-)

    14 Sep 2004, 12:06

  2. Yes, maybe the question could be – 'Do they deserve to be accidentally hoovered up?'

    14 Sep 2004, 12:09

  3. Clinjo

    Chewing and spitting your nails on the floor, whilst no one is looking, is a pleasurable pastime: and relieves a lot of stress.

    The only issue is when someone does the hoovering, that all hell breaks loose.

    Regarding 'playfully explores issues of self, ego and identity'...its selfish, ruins your ego (especially when being told off in front of family and friends) and does nothing for your identity.

    So I wouldn't do it…any more :-)

    17 Sep 2004, 10:06

  4. Clinjo: Yes I really must stop; the sharp ones present a very real and present danger :)

    17 Sep 2004, 10:38


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