The Square Often, I find performance art annoying. Well, who doesn't? However, there is one piece, thanks to the glories of the Internets, that I wholeheartedly approve of, and had me laughing out loud. Lilly McElroy is a Chicago-based artist whose work ranges from lying down in public places in a nightgown to literally throwing herself at men. My favorite, though, is a work called "The Square." In it, she marks off a square with chalk on a busy sidewalk, and then defends it from all comers, blocking people from walking across.
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Often, I find performance art annoying. Well, who doesn't? However, there is one piece, thanks to the glories of "the Internets," that I wholeheartedly approve of, and had me laughing out loud.

Lilly McElroy is a Chicago-based artist whose work ranges from lying down in public places in a nightgown to literally throwing herself at men. My favorite, though, is a work called "The Square." In it, she marks off a square with chalk on a busy sidewalk, and then defends it from all comers, blocking people from walking across.

The navigation is a little annoying but click on the link, then there's a nav bar at the bottom, click on the fourth from the left "Performative Video," then click on "The Square." I'm not sure what it means, but it is funny.

(via Rocketboom)