In London versteigern sie demnächst zwei Objektträger mit Ghandis Blut. New School Relikt für Hindu-Dexters, oder so.
Two microscope slides bearing the blood of former Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi are to go on sale in London on Tuesday and are expected to fetch from 10,000 pounds to 15,000 pounds ($15,200-$22,800).
Wenn man noch einen weiteren Beweiß dafür braucht, dass sich der ätzende Kultismus um Promis im Endstadium befindet: In Miami bieten sie einen „Blood-“ oder „Vampire-Facial“ an. Das ist nichts anderes als ein Mashup aus Facelifting und der Eigenbluttherapie aus dem 19. Jahrhundert. Das Verfahren ist Homöopathie und damit Bullshits, aber darum geht’s mir nicht. Rechts ist tatsächlich ein offizielles Werbe-Banner der Miami Plastic Surgery, eine blutverschmierte Kardashian neben den Worten „Beautiful People“. ‘Nuff said. Sick times.
A “blood facial” or “vampire facial” is a cosmetic procedure during which a doctor draws a couple vials of blood from your arm, centrifuges the blood to separate out the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells, and then adds the platelet-rich plasma back into your face. For extra absorption, the doctor pokes your face all over with a bunch of micro-needles before applying the plasma. Reminds me a little bit of making a Jell-O poke cake.
There’s no evidence at all that this gory procedure works, and only the babiest starting evidence that injecting platelets into the skin works at all against the appearance of aging. But there probably is little harm, at least, to plasma injections because they deal with the patient’s own body fluids, dermatologists say.
Schöne Aktion vom Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo. Von Youtube: „What if anyone in need of blood could find it anywhere? Based on this question, Hospital Albert Einstein created an innovative way to make people aware of the need for blood donations. We’ve placed blood bags in refrigerators of several convenience stores throughout São Paulo. The costumers were amazed to found them beside sodas and sandwiches. Their reactions were filmed, and the resulting film was posted on the Internet and displayed on movie theatres under the tagline: ‘If getting blood was this easy, we wouldn’t have to ask you to donate.’“
Christmas often tend to be regarded with a possesion for people who are healthly, rich, and have enough. We otten neglect people who disabled, handicapped, sicked, don’t have enogh so far. Also, we are busy to enjoy our owns. Thus, I suggest a method of sharing through special blood packs. and people readily would get a pleasure and be warm as sharing thier own belonging.
“In generally, people tend to show a stiff motivation and response to donation, This phenomenon has caused passive dedication to society and human being lives. Naturally, it has weaken a bond between mankind as a I suggest new blood bag design and hope to inspire active blood donating boom or event across the world and dedicate to improve a quality of our lives. By donating warmness with pleasure, People would feel being a “Santa-claus” alike . Also, the socks shape welfare and sharing love.”
With just a ball cap, squiggles of caulking (the stuff made for sealing tubs, sinks, and windows), and dabs of paint, this bloody brain is yours to wear on fright night. It’s best to study pictures of the human brain before tackling this project in order to best mimic the brain’s convolution patterns when caulking the cap.
Weighing a little less than a pound and a half, this costume is still lighter than most professional bicycle and motorcycle helmets. Use a cap without an adjuster to ensure a perfect fit.
Wissenschaftler am Fraunhofer Institut haben 3D-Printing und 2-Photonen-Polymerisation kombiniert, und damit künstliche Venen und Arterien gedruckt. Die sind nötig, um künstliche, gezüchtete Organe aus dem Labor an Patienten „anzuschließen“. Und sie kommen wohl demnächst aus einem 3D-Drucker. Welcome to the Future.
Until now, the stumbling block in tissue engineering has been supplying artificial tissue with nutrients that have to arrive via capillary vessels. A team at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany has solved that problem using 3D printing and a technique called multiphoton polymerisation. […]
To print something as small and complex as a blood vessel, the scientists combined the 3D printing technology with two-photon polymerisation – shining intense laser beams onto the material to stimulate the molecules in a very small focus point. The material then becomes an elastic solid, allowing the researchers to create highly precise and elastic structures that would be able to interact with a human body’s natural tissue.
Marion Laval-Jeantet vom französischen Künstlerduo Art Orienté objet hat ihren Körper in Monaten auf eine Infusion mit Pferdeblut-Plasma vorbereitet, was sie dann in einer Performance durchgezogen hat und für kurze Zeit aus so ‘ne subtil-intravenöse Art mit dem Tier sprichwörtlich verschmolzen ist. Doch! Echt! Tatsächlich! Kunst!
Over the course of several months, the artist prepared her body by allowing to be injected with horse immunoglobulins, the glycoproteins that circulate in the blood serum, and which, for example, can function as antibodies in immune response. The artist called the process “mithridatization”, after Mithridates VI of Pontus who cultivated an immunity to poisons by regularly ingesting sub-lethal doses of the same.
In February 2011, having progressively built up her tolerance to the foreign animal bodies, she was injected with horse blood plasma containing the entire spectrum of foreign immunoglobulins, without falling into anaphylactic shock, an acute multi-system allergic reaction.
Horse immunoglobulins by-passed the defensive mechanisms of her own human immune system, entered her blood stream to bond with the proteins of her own body and, as a result of this synthesis, have an effect on all major body functions, impacting even the nervous system, so that the artist, during and in the weeks after the performance, experienced not only alterations in her physiological rhythm but also of her consciousness. “I had the feeling of being extra-human,” explained the artist. “I was not in my usual body. I was hyper-powerful, hyper-sensitive, hyper-nervous and very diffident. The emotionalism of an herbivore. I could not sleep. I probably felt a bit like a horse.’
Eine davon ist die HIV Camera, die mit einem eingebauten Rotfilter versehen ist, der aus HIV-positiven Blut besteht: „4″x5″ camera made from Aluminium, Copper, Titanium, Acrylic and HIV positive blood. The blood pumps through the camera then in front of the pinhole and becomes my #25 red filter. Designed to shoot a geographic comparison of people suffering from HIV.“ Und mit der will er nun nach Afrika reisen um dort das Leben von Menschen zu dokumentieren, die mit dem Virus leben, das Projekt lässt er sich durch Kickstarter finanzieren.
The HIV pinhole camera has three clear cylinders that contain HIV+ blood that circulates through with the help of a pump made from rare earth magnets that slide on titanium rails. The blood then flows between two sheets of Acrylic that are five-thousandths of an inch apart and mounted right in front of the pinhole (the hole that allows light in to create the image on film). Wayne tested with his own blood and a light meter: at five-thousandths of an inch thick, the blood (after mixing with the right combinations of Heparin as an anticoagulant and .9% Sodium Chloride to stabilize has the same light restriction as a #25 red filter used in photography. When he had the combination right, he had a doctor take some of his friend’s HIV+ blood, mixed it, and then inserted it into the camera.
The camera is designed to study people living with HIV and AIDS. All photographs are shot through and altered by HIV positive blood. So far Untouchable has photographed about 14 HIV+ people in San Francisco and 15 in Grand Rapids Michigan.
With the help of Kickstarter Wayne Belger is taking the project to Ethiopia, Uganda, Sierra Leona and Calcutta to photograph a geographic comparison of people living with the virus, and how that geographic or political location makes all the difference in one’s well-being.
The resulting images will be shown around the world in museums and galleries and will also be published in a book entitled Bloodworks.
Schicke Porzellanteller von Grisha Morgenstern namens „No Pussy Plate“. Unbedingt auch die anderen Arbeiten ansehen! (via Who killed Bambi?)
It was etched in the blood of a dictator in a ghoulish bid for piety. Over the course of two painstaking years in the late 1990s, Saddam Hussein had sat regularly with a nurse and an Islamic calligrapher; the former drawing 27 litres of his blood and the latter using it as a macabre ink to transcribe a Qur’an.
Meine Traumfrau trägt ein Wonder Woman-Kostüm (dazu gleich mehr) und trägt entweder diese Blut-Pumps oder diese alten Zombie-Pumps und wenn sie mich ganz kirre machen will, trägt sie alles auf einmal.
Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Kitsch with Guts
Sarah Sudhoff fotografiert blutgetränkte Stoffreste von den Orten, an denen Leute ermordet wurden, sie fotografiert die Asche von Eingeäscherten, ihre eigenen, grade rausoperierten Krebstumore und Leute, die an Neurofibromatosis leiden, deren Krebs an den unterschiedlichsten Stellen des Körpers wächst. Daneben stehen zwei Galerien voller Fotos von Party-Events von Studentenvereinigungen. Mit anderen Worten: Sie macht’s einem nicht einfach. Großartig!
Die obige Mini-Doku handelt von ihrer Serie „At the Hour of Our Death“, unbedingt aber ihr komplettes Portfolio durchklicken (stellenweise NSFW), denn es zwingt zum Nachdenken.
At the age of seventeen I lost a friend to suicide. While visiting his home the day after the tragic news I witnessed a clean up crew steam cleaning the carpet in his bedroom. All physical traces of the past 24 hours had vanished.
At the Hour of Our Death takes as its starting point Aries’s observation that “death’s invisibility enhances its terror”. These large-scale color photographs capture and fully illuminate swatches of bedding, carpet and upholstery marked with the signs of the passing of human life. The fabrics which are first removed by a trauma scene clean up crew, are relocated to a warehouse before being incinerated. It is in the warehouse that I photograph these fragments stained with bodily fluids. I tack each swatch to the wall and use the crew’s floodlights to illuminate the scene. The images are my attempt to slow the moments before and after death to a single frame, to allow what is generally invisible to become visible, and to engage with a process from which we have become disconnected.