Gay Art School Student to Lose Anal Virginity in Front of Class [NSFW]

October 25, 2013
(Gawker) (h/t HenriLeRiche) Art school student Clayton Pettet says he’s held on to his anal virginity for the past 19 years, but he’s finally ready to lose it — and he wants to share his grand opening with the world.
On January 25, 2014, Pettet, a second-year student at London’s Central Saint Martins art school (Jarvis Cocker went here!), is planning to exhibit a one-time-only performance art piece entitled “Art School Stole My Virginity,” which will involve Pettet and a friend engaging in safe anal sex on stage at an art space in the London Borough of Hackney.
He expects between 50 and 100 classmates and other members of the public to attend.
“The key thing about performance art is that it should only be performed once, and this is the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime performance,” Pettet told a local news agency.
The show will be followed by a Q&A wherein Pettet will ask the audience if they detect any change in his partner’s attitude toward him.
“Since culturally we do hold quite a lot of value to the idea of virginity I have decided to use mine and the loss of it to create a piece that I think will stimulate interesting debate and questions regarding the subject,” Pettet said.
Early “reviews” have been mostly negative, with one LGBT activist saying the stunt “cheapens our own sexual relationships.”
On his Tumblr blog (NSFW), Pettet responded in advance to criticism, calling virginity “a performance created by the species Human:Male.”
Though his parents are currently unaware of the performance, Pettet says he has told his teachers.

Aztec Volcano Sacrifice. Is there a truth?

July 14, 2011
The origin of this idea comes from Georges Bataille the Post Marxist who wrote The Accursed Share. The argument is one of equivalence between civilizations: the fat of the civilization… the elite of culture must be victimized for the civilazation to function. This is also echoed in Freud who talked about a martyred father figure being essential as well, however Bataille expands the idea to Jews in the Holocaust as being paralleled in Aztec Virgin Volcano Sacrifice. Bataille is concerned about why a Marxist revolution or  class based movements are inherently violent. The National Socialists and the Bolsheviks certainly were. His point is that the blood letting is essential to a cultures survival. In other words you have to be martyred if you are moral and you should be thankful for this opportunity.  This is the heart of the argument coming from what we call the Left and is in conflict with the idea of the “Good” and “True” usually taking benefit with unknown reasons for the exceptions.  Here is the excerpt from a U.K. Guardian article by Prof. Richard V. Biddable, newly appointed Chomsky Fellow in Cultural Relativity at All Balls College, Oxford:

To ask the question ‘Is it a forgery?’ is to misunderstand the forces that shape culture and the perception of truth itself. Since there is no such thing as objective truth, only truth created by culture, and since the cultural perception that ‘The Protocols’ is a true statement of Jewish objectives and aims in world history is so widespread, almost universal throughout the Arab and Islamic cultural sphere, but elsewhere too, then ‘The Protocols’ has a cultural veracity that makes it an expression of truth, in the same way that a myth may express the inner genius of its civilization.

After all, in Incan civilization it would have been culturally reprehensible to suggest that there was something unreasonable about the sacrifice of tens of thousands of prisoners, who had their hearts torn from their bodies in order to appease the Gods, or that it was actually pointless, because there were no Gods to appease. It would certainly have been extremely impolite. The Gods existed culturally. Therefore they were real. And people had a right, in their own terms a ‘human right’, if you like, to witness that appeasement and draw comfort and satisfaction from it; to deny that right would have been an act of cultural imperialism.

Unlike conventional economic models based on notions of scarcity, Bataille’s theory develops the concept of excess: a civilization, he argues, reveals its order most clearly in the treatment of its surplus energy. via Georges Bataille – The Accursed Share – mitpress.mit.edu and image from Evidence that Incas Fattened up their Children Before Sacrificing Them