Cope: I have a lump on my abdomen. You see it? Picasso? Duchamp? Francis Bacon, perhaps? Am I an artist?
Timlin: He takes the rebellion of his own body and seizes control of it. Shapes it, tattoos it, displays it, creates theater out of it. It has meaning, very potent meaning, and many, many people respond to it.
Saul Tenser: What I'm saying with that body art stuff is that I don't like what's happening with the body. In particular, what's happening with my body, which is why I keep cutting it up.
Router: Creation of art is often associated with pain.
Timlin: Surgery is the new sex. (00:28:15)
Caprice: We are creating meaning out of emptiness.