The (Almost) Naked Sleepwalker Statue

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The statue is part of a Wellesley art gallery show by the sculptor Tony Matelli and was placed on campus by the college’s Davis Museum staff.

“We placed the Sleepwalker on the roadside just beyond the Davis [museum] to connect the exhibition — within the museum — to the campus world beyond”, Davis Museum director Lisa Fischman wrote.

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Not entirely surprisingly, the artwork has generated controversy, some downright silly – a petition has been started to remove the statue on the grounds that it has “become a source of apprehension, fear and triggering”.

Via Business Insider.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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