*Heads Up These Get Graphic*

Wotaken: “Dancing Man Wearing a Horse Mask Cooks Wild Mushrooms”

Wotken: “Naked Horse Mask Man At The Beach”

Sarraceniaalata (youtube name): “JAPAN ERECTION”

James Unsworth: “Pizza Time”

Within the world of youtube, you run into an area where the peculiarity of people (especially when they are alone) melds with artistic intent. These performances are usually pretty contextless and confusing, both Wotaken and Sarraceniaalata (whom I only know through his youtube name) are enigmatic, yet both make this type of work. James Unsworth’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle series of performances (depicting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in extremely sexual and often violent situations) exist on youtube, but he doesn’t actually link it with his other work. There is a surprising amount of contexless and often bizarre performance art on youtube, primarily because it doesn’t really have anywhere else to go. I think this highlights the variety of youtube where you can see cats and personal blogs, but also stumble upon videos like this. My question then becomes what happens to videos like this, which are almost performances just done for no other reason than “because” yet are evidently performance art exist within the same realm as the personal blogs and the cat and baby videos?

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