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Mary Coble's 'Blood Script' Reflects on Hate Speech

By: Tiana Reid - Published: Aug 24, 2010   Updated: Jul 11 2011 • References: brooklynmuseum.org and cakeheadlovesevil.wordpress
Mary Coble's 'Blood Script' was a live performance artwork presented at the PULSE Art Fair at Pier 40 in New York City. The piece involved the tattooing of 75 insults, without the use of ink.

Using a decorative type face, 'Blood Script' attempts to create "a dichotomy between the beautiful visual form of the words and the ugly meanings they convey semantically," according to the Brooklyn Museum.

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