A Hunger Artist in London
- Last week I was walking along London´s Thames Southbank. It was for
one year since I left London and I was impressed by the building
that architect Norman Foster desgined to host Mayor Livingstone and
his staff. I took a few pictures of this friendly-looking temple of
municipal buraucracy and then my attention was diverted to a crowd
of people around a crane near the building. As I approached, I
noticed that something was going on inside a glass cage hung from
the crane. There was a person inside, I asked: "What is happening?"
to a tourist taking pictures of the cage. And he replied: "It is
David Blaine, the stuntman, he wants to starve for 44 days in
Of course, David Blaine will get a good deal of money from
sponsorship and TV exclusives, so he will not complain like Kafka´s
Hunger Artist about the low wages that Hunger Artists get.
David Blaine is not a Hunger Artist, but the Hunger Master.
If you are in the area, head to London and get some merchandasing
like "I saw a man starve for 44 days" T-shirt and get evidence that
Kafka´s stories are well behind reality.
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