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    lol, ya this is to ridiculous to be real.

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    At the end of the tunnel the subject will find me waiting in the project room and I’ll try to the best of my ability to overpower and rape the person who crawls through.

    lol wut?

    edit: oh u.... almost got me http://www.artlurker.com/2009/09/ref...e-rape-tunnel/

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    LMAO!

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    This is just bizarre:

    "Do you have any limitations on the kind of person you’ll rape?"

    "None whatsoever. It could be men, women, old, young, fat, thin… anyone.
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    Orly!

    What if someone like him passes through the tunnel?


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    Or him?:

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    i don't think that sumo dude could pass through the tunne

    quite obviously a hoax/joke. entertaining read though...

    i wonder, if such a thing actually existed, what would happen to the poor soul who decided to sexually assault this man:



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    roflol! that was just exactly my thought.
    *eyebrow raise* anyone? orly? be careful what you say....
    and I dont think its true, or, I dont think he can get that installed anywhere. Imagine the lawsuit risk...

    I also wonder what he'll do if someone wanders in with a signt round the neck saying "I have bugs, no, not on my head"
    or what about that man who hasnt showered for 2 years (a guy in India (?) who was told not to shower for years to ensure he can get kids... the poor wife!)

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    It's almost ridiculous how hard this just made me laugh.


    Also: I'd go through. I think I could take him.


    What if someone shoves a baby into the tunnel?

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    Here's a little snippet from the Q&A section at the bottom:

    "Are you pro-rape?

    Not really. I personally think rape is morally reprehensible and something that should generally not be allowed in our society. Most people feel this way, which is why the act is exploitable for the purposes of my work. If people were not so repulsed by rape then this project would fail."

    And then here's another quote clarifying what he'll be doing:

    "...At the end of the tunnel the subject will find me waiting in the project room and Iíll try to the best of my ability to overpower and rape the person who crawls through."


    Can we PLEASE just shoot this guy?

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    I think he just needs someone to hold him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadlyFreeze View Post
    Quoted for emphasis. It's a joke.

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    If it's referred to as a "rape tunnel", then the persons entering the tunnel would be knowing of the forthcoming rape and would be willing participants in their own raping. By definition rape is enacted upon an unwilling victim, but since these people would be willing because they were aware of the rape at the end of this tunnel then they cannot actually be raped since they are willing which is contrary to the definition of rape. As such, this tunnel is incapable of ending with rape so long as it is advertised as being a "rape tunnel".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anid Maro View Post
    If it's referred to as a "rape tunnel", then the persons entering the tunnel would be knowing of the forthcoming rape and would be willing participants in their own raping. By definition rape is enacted upon an unwilling victim, but since these people would be willing because they were aware of the rape at the end of this tunnel then they cannot actually be raped since they are willing which is contrary to the definition of rape. As such, this tunnel is incapable of ending with rape so long as it is advertised as being a "rape tunnel".
    Well said.

    All arguments of the artistic merit of this "display" aside, I personally think the artist himself will be the one who will suffer for this--you know someone's going to go in there and beat his ass.

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    Would it be legal to kill him in self-defense after you crawl through the tunnel?

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    One more time, folks...
    THERE IS NO ARTIST. THERE IS NO TUNNEL.
    Further to our reflections the previously anonymous author of the infamous and libidinous The Rape Tunnel has decided that he would like to be named. He is none other than ARTLURKER contributor Victor Barrenechea, whom we naturally celebrate for coming forward. He said “I wrote The Rape Tunnel in the spirit of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds broadcast. Echoing the above sentiments my personal intention with the piece was not to discuss rape at all, but contemporary art. The character is fictional, the event is fictional… in short it’s a work of fiction.”



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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Don't be ridiculous.

    Rape is no laughing matter, therefore this cannot be a joke since jokes are of a laughing matter and this is about rape which cannot be of said matter, thereby proving that this rape tunnel (which cannot actually result in rape) is actually a very serious and true subject.

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    Needing controversy to get attention is the lowest of the low for an artist.

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    you just know you'd get one of those fat chicks who hasn't had any male attention in years crawl through and bend over and be all "oh no don't rape me, I'm so defenseless. I don't even think I could stop you. So just go ahead and..you know..do your worst" before the guy shudders and says "eh...you're uh...free to go.."


    So whaddya think? straight to hell on that joke or no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Edge Ryan View Post


    So whaddya think? straight to hell on that joke or no?
    Your already in texas...



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    Where do I sign?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anid Maro View Post
    If it's referred to as a "rape tunnel", then the persons entering the tunnel would be knowing of the forthcoming rape and would be willing participants in their own raping. By definition rape is enacted upon an unwilling victim, but since these people would be willing because they were aware of the rape at the end of this tunnel then they cannot actually be raped since they are willing which is contrary to the definition of rape. As such, this tunnel is incapable of ending with rape so long as it is advertised as being a "rape tunnel".
    very true indeed.
    I think he'll end up with many weird people filing infront of the tunnel all roaring "cmmon, rape me!" and he's gonna end up raped (or atleast torn of his clothes).
    And yes, there is no rape tunnel, I am quite sure this is a hoax. Still I can almost visualize that file infront of the tunnel and his desperate cry from within "OHGAWD! not another one! AHHH! HELP ME!"
    ahem...lol

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    He looks like a rapist...

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    comment on the page:

    "I am construction a pig flu covered robot with vagina dentata (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina_dentata) which I will send down the tunnel. It is the logical response."

    hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    This just makes it even moar Art.

    In the future, everyone will have 15 minutes of privacy.

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    Ah it's a hoax. I guess I can put my one man show titled "Releasing a swarm of killer bees into a rape tunnel" on hold.

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    hhahahah!!!! i cant believe this fooled some of you...if this got you..your biases against non representational art and toward political correctness are blinding you. and if you found this act so reprehensible that you felt the need to condemn him on this internet forum, leading to more exposure for him, he wins.




    regardless, you all are welcome to my rape tunnel anytime.


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    Why rape?

    Because as an artistic gesture, itís one of the most impactful I can think of. For the past ten years Ohioís art scene has been largely centered around a string of alternative spaces in Akronís warehouse district, where people had been putting on art shows. At the beginning I happily participated along with everyone else but then I started to feel like it wasnít going anywhere. It dawned on me that if the work we created had never existed the world would be no different than if it had. None of it mattered to anyone outside of our small and insignificant circle of peers. I wanted something that would have more impact.
    Is it wrong that this makes perfect sense to me?

    Also, is it rape if the victim deliberately crawls down the tunnel to be raped? It's basically consensual at that point, isn't it?

    Damn. This is thought-provoking and actually sort of artsy. I'm almost disappointed it's fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcpahl View Post
    Also, is it rape if the victim deliberately crawls down the tunnel to be raped? It's basically consensual at that point, isn't it?
    The only way he could get the publicity and have it remain a rape tunnel, rather than a consensual sex tunnel, was if he first publicised it then dismissed it all as a joke... whoa, wait...

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