Skip to comments.Authorities close Downtown [Pittsburgh] art installation blamed for seizures
Posted on 09/30/2013 10:04:01 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Authorities temporarily shut down a room-sized art installation Downtown on Sunday night because three visitors reported having seizures inside since it opened Friday.
An 18-year-old woman was the latest to experience seizurelike symptoms Sunday afternoon inside the installation on Liberty Avenue, titled Zee, by Austrian artist Kurt Hentschlager. The woman was treated at the scene and released.
Hentschlager could not be reached.
District EMS Chief Paul Sabol said it was the third seizure reported at the gallery since the installation opened Friday.
Before entering, patrons must sign a waiver that describes the exhibit as intense stroboscopic light in combination with thick artificial fog, resulting in a loss of spatial orientation. The waiver says that the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the artist can't be held responsible for any injuries.
It warns visitors that anyone with a personal or family history of photosensitive epilepsy should not go inside, nor should patrons with breathing problems, heart problems, migraines, claustrophobia or anxiety. It says the fog isn't harmful, even at high levels of exposure.
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He sells seizures by the north shore.
“...must sign a waiver that describes the exhibit as intense stroboscopic light in combination with thick artificial fog, resulting in a loss of spatial orientation.
Is that what happened to the Cowboys in the 2nd half on Sunday?
Makes me want to see it; prolly be the only modern art that “moves” me...
If so, then the Obamadork is intelligent also.
She sells seizsures and sea shells by the sea shore.
As a native Pittsburgher I can tell you this a common reaction whenever we’re exposed to culture. Culture is just not something we do.
Whoa, colors, and for some, a bit of foaming at the mouth.
As i’ve said before,
“Art today, can be a booger with a hair in it!”
I knew that big rubber duckie was no dang good!
Meanwhile this article explains the Steerlers going 0-4...
Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.
Republicans should do the same on the upcoming immigration amnesty bill.
let the Democrats have their amnesty, but it is limited to exactly 11 million illegals. Period.
Everybody except Marco Rubio knows there are at least twice or more than that number. Call their bluff.
Chuck it into Frank Curto Park with all of the other stupid so-called “art” foist upon us in years past.
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