Clearly influenced by the work of Joe Francis.
My view of art is if I can do it, it's not art. At least not good art. And if I decided to film a bunch of college girls rolling around naked in the Columbia University library, the arresting NYPD officers would probably call me a lot of things before they got to "artist."
But feminist blogger Karley Sciortino and art major Coco Young (not a stripper name!) who created this video called Initiatiøn would disagree, because that's pretty much what they did. According to Karley and Coco, Initiatiøn "explores the rituals of American Ivy League secret societies, to the point of hysteria, highlighting our culture’s perception of female desire." Maybe. Although any student of human nature could tell you it could also mean that Karley and Coco came up with a brilliant excuse to get their hot friends naked.
To be fair, there's more to the film than just nudity and artsy dance-walking, it also features a girl on a toilet getting milk poured over her head, and two girls making out while smearing raw eggs on each other, possibly to signify a sale on milk and eggs.
Unfortunately, the site that hosts the video has crashed, no doubt due to the influx of art fans. But if you want to check out the entire film for yourself, you can see it over at Gawker.
(by Jonathan Corbett)