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Gingersnap
05-05-2011, 01:30 PM
Colombian Student Asphyxiates To Death In Performance

First Posted: 05- 3-11 05:20 PM | Updated: 05- 5-11 09:13 AM

Art turned fatal for John Jairo Villamil, a thought provoking 25-year-old Colombian university student, who asphyxiated himself amidst a performance. For his act, Villamil covered his head with a garbage bag and placed his feet inside a bucket of water. His actions served as a personal critique of his hometown of Bogotá, Colombia which has been considered one of the most violent cities in the world. Since he had previously executed this piece without incident, many thought the heavy breathing and convulsion were part of the act. Villamil died at an ICU five days after being pronounced brain dead immediately following the incident. His mother, who at one point is said to have provided tips on how to make the performance more shocking, is now blaming the university for neglect.

I really hate performance art so I'm kind of conflicted about this. Clip at the link.

Huff Po (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/03/colombian-student-asphyxi_n_857050.html)

NJCardFan
05-05-2011, 01:37 PM
I really hate performance art so I'm kind of conflicted about this. Clip at the link.

Huff Po (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/03/colombian-student-asphyxi_n_857050.html)
Chalk this up to the Darwin Awards. And the idiot willingly puts a plastic bg over his head yet moms is blaming the university. :rolleyes:

jendf
05-05-2011, 02:02 PM
Nothing helps the mourning process more than a hefty lawsuit.

pyackog
05-05-2011, 02:09 PM
Villamil died at an ICU five days after being pronounced brain dead immediately following the incident.

I contend that anyone use continually puts a plastic bag over their head was brain dead far before the final incident.


His mother, who at one point is said to have provided tips on how to make the performance more shocking, is now blaming the university for neglect.

The kid is smart enough to get into an Ivy League school but still needs to be taught not to put a bag over his head? You know who taught me not to do that? MY mother. The only party guilty of neglect is his mother.


At turned fatal for John Jairo Villamil, a thought provoking 25-year-old Colombian university student...

I'm guess the last thought he provoked was "HOLY SHIT!!!"

fettpett
05-05-2011, 05:34 PM
Chalk this up to the Darwin Awards. And the idiot willingly puts a plastic bg over his head yet moms is blaming the university. :rolleyes:

QFT bet it makes it :D

Madisonian
05-05-2011, 06:13 PM
Reviews proclaimed his performance "Breathless!!!"

pyackog
05-05-2011, 06:23 PM
Reviews proclaimed his performance "Breathless!!!"

I agree. He was killer!!

Madisonian
05-05-2011, 06:37 PM
He probably had a Colombian best stage actor award in the bag, but he blue it.

pyackog
05-05-2011, 06:54 PM
The only reason he was considered for the award though was the audience thought he was doing a rendition of "Waiting to Exhale"