We thought we'd seen it all, but alas, performance art has found a new way to amaze us.

Following in the footsteps of the chick who threw up on Lady Gaga, Swiss artist Milo Moire took things up a notch by GIVING BIRTH to a painting. 

It was at this year's Art Cologne fair in Germany that she squeezed balls of paint out of her vagina and onto an empty canvas in a public space - while completely naked - and as the paint splattered all over the place, it created a piece of 'art'. 

According to the video's description, this is what happens: "Slowly the egg leaves the natal canal of the artist and smashes on the canvas, red colour flows out. The next egg contains another colour and so bit by bit, accompanied only by loud "Plops", an abstract art work originates -- archaically, uncontrollably and intuitively."

"At the end of this almost meditative art birth performance the stained canvas is folded up, smoothed and unfolded to a symmetrically reflected picture, astonishingly coloured and full of strong because universal symbolism."

The way Moire sees it, "The "PlopEgg Painting" itself releases a loose chain of thoughts -- about the creation fear, the symbolic strength of the casual and the creative power of the femininity. A comparison to wild associations arises and by the intensity of the seen and experienced, one becomes clear: the art needs like so often the corporeity to be able to manifest itself."

Riiiiiiight.  Gotta love the term "natal canal"

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