Self Portrait in an Ant Heap, a performance by Swiss artist Yann Marussich in which he spends up to five hours a day with 2,000 ants crawling over his body, has been yanked from the Custard Factory Gallery in Birmingham, England after viewers complained that 20,000 ants were not enough to cover Marussich’s genitals. “In Paris, this is considered normal,” the artist told a Swiss Info reporter.

- Jeannine McDonald [Friday, June 6th, 2003]


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