Saturday, July 09, 2005

Live Nude Art

A 17-year-old schoolgirl in Chile is walking naked on her city's streets in temperatures as low as 7C for an art project.

Lucia Fernanda Flores has been shopping and to the hairdressers wearing just a pair of trainers, sunglasses and a Walkman. She says she's getting a mixed reaction, but around 80% of people are positive about the display.

Organiser of the event Luizo Vega says he wants to provoke debate in the most conservative Catholic country in Latin America. Mr Vega told Las Ultimas Noticias: "We're playing with people's prejudices, with the double standards that exist in Chile. I think Chile needs to deal with these issues."

Underground authorities in Santiago wouldn't let her on their trains.


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