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March 28, 2009

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Piercing as Architecture

Flickr has been my friend and assistant in my blogging venture.  You just never know what you’re going to find.  Like this pic of a building in downtown Torino Italy.  It’s pierced, and . . . it’s bleeding! This comes from agd82’s photostream, and this is the information that’s posted about the building:

You can see blood spilling from the piercing: red blood and blue one. The red one is supposed to come from normal people, the blue one from the aristocracy. This to show that in the past those building were rich aristocrats and now by common people.

And here I thought it was just an advertisement for a piercing studio, and it turns out to be social commentary. Some further digging indicates that this was an installation done by a group of young Turinese architects under the aegis of Corrado Levi, an Italian artist, architect, and professor. Pretty cool!

You can see another shot of it lit up at night here.

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