THOMAS LIPS, 1975
I slowly eat 1 kilo of honey
with a silver spoon.
I slowly drink 1 litre of
red wine out of a crystal glass.
I break the glass with my right hand.
I cut a five-pointed star on my
stomach with a razor blade.
I violently whip until I
no longer feel any pain.
I lay down on a cross made
of ice blocks.
The heat of a suspended heater
pointed at my stomach causes
the cut star to bleed.
The rest of my body begins to freeze.
I remain on the ice cross for 30
minutes until the public interrupts the
piece by removing the ice blocks from