Balkan Masturbation – Wanking to Make the Crops Grow

“What I’m doing is inventing events that I am afraid of. I go in front of the public and, if I can do it, they can do it, too. That’s why performance art – if it’s good – can be a life-changing experience. This is the function of an artist. I am not a therapist. I am not a spiritual leader. These elements are in the art: it is therapeutic, spiritual, social and political – everything. It has many layers. But art has to have many layers. If it doesn’t, then forget it”. Marina Abramovic
From Marina Abramović‘s “Balkan Erotic Epic, This video installation explores how sexuality was defined in Balkan pagan traditions. Abramovic researched Serbian folklore and discovered many instances of the employment of eroticism to address everyday issues.

 

3 thoughts on “Balkan Masturbation – Wanking to Make the Crops Grow

  1. I’m fairly sure that except for the liquid content of ejaculate, the crops won’t care where the moisture comes from. I can’t imagine that there’s any psychic value to the act of masturbating, or that growing crops of grass or whatever on ejaculate will depend on some fertilizer value produced by the decomposition of ejaculate over time. I don’t think I want to eat the tomatoes, or even walk through the field of grass for a year or so after the treatment is applied. The fellows in the picture must have made holes in the grassy field to accommodate the length of their erect penises. It would surely be painful to try to shove a penis into the well rooted grass, if the soil underneath the grass is dry… RobtheElder

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